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‘Reporter’ Supplement – What we heard: Church workers speak on wellness

In a supplement to the June 2019 Reporter, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod highlights what was learned from worker wellness focus groups conducted in 2019.

‘Reporter’ Insert: That the Man Of God may be complete

In a supplement to the March 2019 Reporter, LCMS Pastoral Education highlights how essential both LCMS seminaries are in forming pastors.

‘Reporter’ Insert: Church worker wellness

The January 2019 supplement to the Reporter highlights how The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is focused on church worker wellness.

‘Reporter’ Insert: You get to tell them — share the Gospel at home and worldwide

In a supplement to the November 2018 Reporter, the LCMS Offices of International and National Mission highlight opportunities to share the Gospel in your backyard, across the country and around the world.

‘Reporter’ Insert: LCMS Disaster Response mercy work updates

In a supplement to the October 2018 Reporter, LCMS Disaster Response highlights the mercy work that has been done over the last year following natural disasters in Texas, Puerto Rico, California and other regions.

‘Reporter’ Insert: Faithful to the Word of God

In a supplement to the October 2018 Reporter, LCMS Pastoral Education highlights Preach the Word (PTW), a post-seminary continuing-education initiative out of the LCMS Office of the President.

‘Reporter’ Insert: The transition is real: The pastor’s journey from seminary to first call

The September 2018 “Reporter” supplement from LCMS Pastoral Education highlights the pastor’s (and his wife’s) transition from seminary to first call.

‘Reporter’ Insert: What kind of pastor do you want for your children and grandchildren?

From the font to the classroom and beyond, pastoral formation is a lifelong endeavor. It takes all hands on deck, both on and o the seminary campus, to form a pastor.

‘Reporter’ Insert: It’s Time to Plant

A March 2018 Supplement to the Reporter highlights the Mission Field:USA, an LCMS Office of National Mission initiative to develop partnerships between struggling inner-city and rural congregations and healthy congregations that desire to help these ministries restart.

Reporter Insert: Eyes of Life

A Supplement to the Reporter highlights Eyes of Life, an initiative of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to boldly give voice to what millions of others believe as well: that all life, from conception to natural death, is sacred, valued and a gift from God.

Reporter Insert: Preach the Word program assists LCMS pastors in preaching

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.

Reporter Insert: PALS makes a difference

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.

Discover ways to support LCMS missionaries

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.

LCMS Witness & Outreach: re:Vitality and Every One His Witness

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.

Pastoral Education: March 2017 — Pastors in the public square

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.

International Mission — Gospel-Bearing Tools: People, Policies, Protocols

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).