New This Week

‘Christ is going with me’: New missionaries prepared, sent

The new missionaries, who will all serve in either Eurasia or Latin America and the Caribbean, attended a weeklong orientation at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis.

BOD approves $81.3 million budget for Fiscal Year ‘20

Due to two major triennial events, the approved budget is $12 million higher in FY20 than in FY19, but the expenses for those events are essentially recovered through fees.

Synod’s external debt is no more: ‘A milestone achievement’

The move, which brings the Synod’s indebtedness to external entities to zero, will save $1.4 million a year in principal and interest payments.

June/July ‘Witness’ all about convention

At the heart of the issue is a “Meet the Candidates” section that includes an in-depth Q&A in which each of the candidates shares his perspective on key issues and challenges facing the LCMS.

Participate in the Youth Gathering from afar

If you can’t attend the Gathering, you can still follow along through these online channels.

Follow convention news wherever you are

Here are all the ways to stay informed about the 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, set for July 20–25 in Tampa, Fla.

Campus clips – Outstanding educators, expanding programs

News from LCMS colleges and universities.

‘Joy:fully Lutheran’ Chapel Talks now available

The resource contains 44 worship outlines, along with opening and closing services, for Lutheran school chapel.

Convention floor committees meet in St. Louis; first issue of ‘Today’s Business’ now available

Five more issues of ‘Today’s Business’ — containing the schedule for each day, substitute or revised resolutions, wording for proposed amendments, and other official announcements and information — will be published at the convention.

From the mission field – Sri Lanka

LCMS missionary to Sri Lanka Rev. Steven Mahlburg reports on the terrorist attacks that occurred in the country on Easter Sunday.

LCEF reaches $100 million investment milestone

In October, Lutheran Church Extension Fund rolled out a 40-month note with a goal of reaching $100 million in new investments. The goal was met in less than four months.

LCMS presidential election: Candidate Q&A

Nominees for LCMS president share joys, concerns and hopes for the Synod.

2019 LCMS National Disaster Conference set for Oct. 2–4

The theme of the conferences is “Joy:fully Lutheran in Midst of Disaster,” based on James 1:2–4.

Dawn to serve as president of Concordia, Chicago

Dr. Russell P. Dawn of Irvine, Calif., will replace the Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Gard, who announced his retirement in 2018.

Movie review: ‘Aladdin’

“Aladdin” is one of the better recent Disney live-action remakes, but it is still silver next to gold when compared to the 1992 animated film.