From the mission field – A library and a church

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

Campus clips – Nursing excellence, leadership training, animal-assisted therapy

News from LCMS colleges, universities and seminaries.

LWML adopts $2.1 million mission goal, elects new president

The new president, Debbie Larson, previously served as LWML North Dakota president.

LaMott appointed interim president of CSP

Former CSP President Rev. Dr. Tom Ries retired at the end of the 2018–19 academic year.

Iowa District West hosts ‘More Than Giving’ stewardship conference

Open to both pastors and laity, the event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16–17, at Camp Okoboji in Milford, Iowa.

National Mission board celebrates effective triennium, hears ministry updates

The board also heard a presentation on the Synod’s new national mission emphasis, ‘Making Disciples For Life.’

Movie review: ‘Toy Story 4’

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

Harrison elected to fourth term as LCMS president

The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison is the president-elect of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for a fourth term of office, 2019–2022, after receiving a majority of votes cast in the June 22–25 election. Harrison has served as LCMS president since 2010.

New Synodwide emphasis aims at ‘Making Disciples For Life’

The new initiative will assist God’s people with resources and training as they witness to Christ and His eternal gifts.

‘Christ is going with me’: New missionaries prepared, sent

The new missionaries, who will all serve in either Eurasia or Latin America and the Caribbean, attended a weeklong orientation at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis.

BOD approves $81.3 million budget for Fiscal Year ‘20

Due to two major triennial events, the approved budget is $12 million higher in FY20 than in FY19, but the expenses for those events are essentially recovered through fees.

Synod’s external debt is no more: ‘A milestone achievement’

The move, which brings the Synod’s indebtedness to external entities to zero, will save $1.4 million a year in principal and interest payments.

June/July ‘Witness’ all about convention

At the heart of the issue is a “Meet the Candidates” section that includes an in-depth Q&A in which each of the candidates shares his perspective on key issues and challenges facing the LCMS.

Participate in the Youth Gathering from afar

If you can’t attend the Gathering, you can still follow along through these online channels.

Follow convention news wherever you are

Here are all the ways to stay informed about the 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, set for July 20–25 in Tampa, Fla.