New This Week

Amid bitter cold, Lutherans share warm meal, bed

A reported 90 million Americans have experienced temperatures of zero degrees Fahrenheit or lower this week, and at least 21 deaths have been attributed to the cold.

Older adults: an overlooked ministry resource?

Some 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day. Many older adults are healthy, active and want to serve others.

Lutheran Braille Workers seeks volunteers

Volunteers at some 160 ministry centers across the United States produce Christian materials in multiple languages for distribution in more than 130 countries.

College students gain tools for evangelism at LCMS U ‘Witness’ conference

The conference, held in Fort Wayne, Ind., offered dozens of sectionals, plenty of opportunities for fellowship, and worship at Concordia Theological Seminary and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

New PALS resource aids transition from seminary to rural or urban ministry

Created and led by the directors of LCMS Rural & Small Town and Urban & Inner-City Mission, the course uses a combination of videos, prayers, Bible readings and study questions to guide new pastors in their transition from seminary to rural or urban ministry.

International Lutheran Center in Wittenberg continues mission of sharing the Gospel

Almost four years after its dedication in 2015, the center continues to host visitors, worshipers, students and neighbors who stop by to talk, learn and reflect.

Collegium Vocale of St. Louis to present four cantatas of Christoph Graupner, 18th-century Lutheran cantor

The works of Graupner, a contemporary of Bach, are enjoying renewed interest after having been “lost” for many years.

Campus clips – Graduations, honors and special events

News from LCMS colleges and seminaries.

Lutheran Federal Credit Union announces winners of Volunteer Leadership Award

The new award recognizes and thanks remarkable volunteers.

Webinars, podcasts support urban mission, church planting

The online resources from LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission and LCMS Church Planting are available at no cost.

Winter ‘Engage’: Changing lives through Christ’s mercy

The issue follows God’s people as they serve those in need in Kenyan refugee camps, immigrant communities and disaster zones.

From the mission field – The SANAK

The Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church (GKLI) and the LCMS are helping bring God’s Word to nomadic people in Jambi.

January’s ‘Witness’: Magazine on a ‘Mission’

The Epiphany issue, “Light for All Nations,” examines a range of topics relating to missions and evangelism.

‘Retention, evangelism, discipleship’: COP focuses on raising up the next generation

The LCMS Council of Presidents held its fall meeting in San Diego Nov. 12-15.

Concordia Historical Institute recognizes excellence in works published in 2017

At its 44th annual banquet, CHI presented awards in the categories of family history, biography and historic preservation, among others.