A Supplement to the Reporter highlights the Preach the Word program, which is designed to assist the pastors of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod as they proclaim the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ to their congregations and communities.
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The September 2017 Supplement to the Reporter illustrates how the LCMS Office of Pastoral Education responds to the stated need and mandate for faithful and excellent pastors.
For two months every two years, each LCMS missionary family returns to the United States. This is an opportunity for the congregations, groups, and individuals of the LCMS to renew or consider beginning their support of a missionary.
re:Vitality and Every One His Witness are separate, robust programs designed to complement and build upon each other. re:Vitality equips congregations and Every One His Witness equips individuals — both with the same purpose: to join in God’s mission to seek and to save the lost.
St. Paul in Athens (Acts 17) is an excellent example of a pastor speaking in the public square. What kind of formation needed to take place for Paul to speak the way he did in the Areopagus? First, he would need to have an in-depth understanding of the Holy Scriptures.
The Board for International Mission — a group of pastors, church workers and laypeople elected by the Synod in convention — joyfully shoulders the responsibility of setting the policies that guide our international witness and mercy work, as it is carried out through the LCMS Office of International Mission (OIM).