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Johnson elected to first term as Southern District president

The Rev. Dr. McNair Ramsey of Valley Grande, Ala., was elected first vice-president.

Buss elected to first term in Northern Illinois

The Rev. Allan R. Buss of Belvidere, Ill., is elected to his first three-year term as president of the LCMS Northern Illinois District.

Registration opens for 2018 National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference

The conference will be held Nov. 8–10 in Kansas City, Mo., under the theme “Have No Fear.”

‘Preach the Word’ Module 4 now available for free download

Preach the Word is the Synod’s ongoing program for fostering excellence in preaching.

Training, tools and trailers help disaster dollars go farther

When disaster strikes, LCMS Disaster Response comes alongside to help congregations and districts develop the most effective possible response.

CTCR releases report on women and the military

The report is available for free download from the CTCR website.

Board of Directors examines financial uptrends, opportunities, more

The Board’s next meeting — May 18–19 in St. Louis — will focus on the FY19 budget.

Photo essay: Update on Texas hurricane relief

The LCMS Texas District effort has changed from splintered work in response to changing needs to that of a well-coordinated operation.

Registration opens for Multiethnic Symposium

The event — sponsored annually by Concordia Seminary, St. Louis — is set for May 1–2.

New issues of seminary magazines now available

The latest issues of Concordia Seminary and For the Life of the World are free to read online.

Boards and Business – COP, BNM, BIM

An overview of the most recent meetings of the LCMS Council of Presidents, Board for National Mission and Board for International Mission.

‘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.

Campus Clips – March 2018

News from LCMS colleges and seminaries.

Photo essay: How a Lutheran school shares Jesus

St. John’s Lutheran School has grown from 200 to 232 students since last year, and 12 of the new students — who weren’t affiliated with a church — are now worshiping at St. John’s congregation.

Share It! – Observing Lent

Church members and workers answer the question, “In what special ways does your congregation or school observe Lent?”