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LCEF looks to ‘Ignite Creativity’ in church and life

During the 2019 Lutheran Church Extension Fund Leadership Conference, speakers from a wide range of disciplines shared ideas for sparking creativity and innovation within the church, in work and in life.

Bethesda job coaches offer employment advocacy, support

By working with people with disabilities alongside their families, communities and employers, Bethesda aims to raise the percentage of individuals with disabilities in the workforce and make the case to employers for accommodating and hiring employees with disabilities.

Campus clips – Achievement and service

News from LCMS colleges, universities and seminaries.

Observe ‘Concordia University, Nebraska Sunday’ on Nov. 17

Founded in 1894, Concordia celebrates its 125th anniversary this year.

English Bible Camp curriculum offered for parish use

The curriculum uses stories from the Book of Acts to teach about God’s gifts.

Weedon retires as International Center chaplain

The Rev. William Weedon, International Center chaplain and director of LCMS Worship, has served in the dual position since its inception in 2012.

Campus clips – ‘Clergy on Campus’ day

News from LCMS colleges and universities.

‘Every One His Witness’ extends reach with new Spanish language edition

The new edition expands the program’s usefulness to Spanish-speaking congregations, pastors and laypeople in both the United States and abroad.

Movie review: ‘Toy Story 4’

The film is engaging and technically superb, but Christian parents may have concerns about its “follow your heart” theme.

‘Joy:fully Lutheran’ Chapel Talks now available

The resource contains 44 worship outlines, along with opening and closing services, for Lutheran school chapel.

Movie review: ‘Aladdin’

“Aladdin” is one of the better recent Disney live-action remakes, but it is still silver next to gold when compared to the 1992 animated film.

Movie review: ‘Avengers: Endgame’

With its themes of sacrifice and failure, “Avengers: Endgame” offers much for Christian viewers to think about.

National Offering to bring ‘Joy to the World’

Congregations are encouraged to set aside Sunday, June 9, as “National Offering Sunday.”

‘I am not ashamed of this Gospel’: LCMS Black Ministry Director Gray leads convocation at CTSFW

Gray, a graduate of CTSFW, spoke about the pastoral ministry and the history of LCMS Black Ministry.

LCMS Worker Wellness unveils online devotions for church workers

The devotions, which will be released weekly, are part of the Synod’s ongoing focus on worker wellness.

Movie review: ‘Dumbo’

Disney’s remake of “Dumbo” presents a positive view of family but is hindered by Hollywood’s ardent devotion to political correctness.