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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.

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.

LCMS presidential election: Candidate Q&A

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

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.

Call Day: Seminary students receive calls, learn placements

A total of 201 students received their first calls to pastoral and diaconal ministry and their assignments as vicars and deaconess interns during four services held on the two seminary campuses April 29–30 and May 1.

Lutherans provide rapid response to Midwest tornadoes

In the wake of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in the Midwest, the LCMS Central Illinois and Missouri districts’ Lutheran Early Response Teams are preparing to help their neighbors.

Campus clips – Talent, cheer, debate, service

News from LCMS colleges and seminaries.

LCMS Convention Workbook now available

The 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod will take place July 20–25 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla.

‘Partners in Hope’: Schave speaks at D.C. seminar on addiction and joblessness

The event, held March 27-28, was hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National League of Cities.

COP places candidates, thanks Mueller, affirms unity

At its most recent meeting, the LCMS Council of Presidents issued a statement regarding the handling of Synod properties in Hong Kong and the relocation of the Asia Regional Office to Chiayi City, Taiwan.

National Offering to bring ‘Joy to the World’

Congregations are encouraged to set aside Sunday, June 9, as “National Offering Sunday.”

LCMS launches new missionary website

The website provides a reservoir of resources reflecting the work of the Synod in four international regions.

Convention servant event to assist mothers and children in need

Participants in the event, titled “Joy:fully Serving,” will prepare 275 baskets for distribution by two Florida-based LCMS Recognized Service Organizations.

Seminaries to livestream Call Day services online

Those seeking or sharing information on social media about both Call Day services are encouraged to use the hashtag #LCMSCallDay. 

Synod issues grants for cyclone relief in Mozambique and Malawi

Tropical Cyclone Idai struck the eastern coast of South Africa on March 15, killing almost 1,000 people and damaging roads, crops and buildings.

BOD business includes budget, convention prep

Preparations for the Synod convention are proceeding on schedule, and three major Synodwide initiatives are newly underway or soon to be.