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Hurricane Michael strikes coastal LCMS congregations

The storm — a Category 4 hurricane — is the strongest the area has ever seen.

New ‘Every One His Witness’ context module offers response to scientism

The new resource will help Lutherans share the Gospel in a world where many people see science as a god.

NLSA honoree Baerwolf a ‘super’ shepherd to his church and school flock

The Rev. Phillip Baerwolf, associate pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in East Dundee, Ill., has been named the recipient of the 2018 National Lutheran School Accreditation School Shepherd Award.

Gard to retire from Concordia University Chicago in 2019

Gard, the 11th person to have served the university as president since its founding in 1864, became president in 2014.

‘Good spirit,’ ‘real savings’ highlight BOD meeting

The LCMS Board of Directors held its quarterly meeting in St. Louis Aug. 24–25.

‘Joy:fully Lutheran’ theme engages churches, schools

Free materials are available to keep the conversation going about what it means to be “Joy:fully Lutheran.”

‘Gospel-driven’ approach to character formation helps students find identity in Christ

The Bible forms the basis of the Christian Character Formation Project, which focuses on developing seven key virtues.

Church workers and spouses invited to participate in online wellness focus groups

The focus groups will provide the opportunity to give feedback crucial to helping workers and their families throughout the Synod.

NLSA accredits 121 schools, names five ‘Schools of Distinction’

Schools of Distinction are rated in the top 5 percent of overall school accreditation ratings.

‘Bells still are chiming and calling’: Damaged LCMS churches carry out ministry while working to rebuild

Three historic LCMS congregations are rebuilding following catastrophic losses earlier this year.

In the Fall ‘Engage’: Crossing barriers and borders

The Fall 2018 issue of Lutherans Engage the World looks at a few of the ways God is working through Lutherans around the world.

In the October ‘Witness’: Ministry and mental health

The October issue of The Lutheran Witness examines topics relating to ministry and mental health.

‘Reporter’ Supplement: 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.

Lutherans For Life to celebrate 40 years at national conference

Online registration is open for the conference, to be held in St. Louis under the theme “From Age to Age the Same” (Is. 46:3–4).

‘Reporter’ Supplement: 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.

Nuckols to direct Pastoral Care Advisory Team for the U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains

After serving as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas, for 15 years, Nuckols — an LCMS reserve chaplain — has been called into active duty.