The new paid-tuition policies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., are for residential pastoral ministry and deaconess students, beginning with the 2018–19 year.
Others elected to leadership positions include the Rev. Mark Nebel of Red Bud, Ill., as first vice-president; the Rev. Benjamin Ball of Hamel, Ill., second vice-president; the Rev. Peter Ill of Millstadt, Ill., secretary; and Julie Johnson of Hamel, treasurer.
The new online resource is available on the LCMS president’s webpage.
Individuals and groups can spend a day, a week or more helping residents of the Beaumont, Port Arthur, Corpus Christi and Rockport areas whose lives were affected by the storm.
Registration is now open for more than 40 LCMS Servant Events in the categories of construction, human care, environmental, outreach, multicultural and crisis.
Available on the convention website are several free items LWML groups and congregations can use to let their members know about the convention.
Two surveys, one of congregations and one of young adults, focused on the question of retention of LCMS youth following confirmation.
The former Wheat Ridge Ministries introduces its new name and new mission March 2 in Oak Brook, Ill.
The deadline for submissions is June 1.
News from LCMS colleges and seminaries.
The issue also features a conversation with LCMS Black Ministry Director Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray.
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison and the Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz, executive director of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty, are two of the signers of “Created Male and Female: An Open Letter from Religious Leaders.”
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has been involved in black ministry for over 140 years.
The program (Post-Seminary Applied Learning and Support) was begun in 1998 and operates in 31 of the Synod’s 35 districts.
The “treasured and consistent servant-leader” most recently served as associate executive director of LCMS Mission Advancement.