Life Together News Digest
Life Together with President Harrison – December 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, President Harrison shares encouraging words as we serve our neighbor in this Advent and Christmas season. There is wonderful news out of Madagascar and an exciting opportunity to speak out for life as we join together in good faith with other Christians and non-Christians this January at the March for Life, followed by our Life Conference. And don’t miss the new outreach resources available from our various ministries.

Parish Nursing as a Vocation

This presentation will help parish nurses recognize and appreciate their calling to parish nursing

Life Together News Digest
Life Together with President Harrison – November 2016

A new manual for church planting, the 2016 Convention proceedings and a new resource from CPH on sexual morality. Journey around the country with a video telling the story of Rural & Small Town Ministry and see images from the LCMS response to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

Video: LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission

More than half of the Synod’s 6,000-plus congregations are considered “rural” or “small town,” and these parishes face plenty of challenges. In this video, though, see how dynamic education and training are leading to a renewed commitment to help ensure the ongoing success of churches in these settings.

Life Together News Digest
Life Together with President Harrison – October 2016

Coming to you from the steps of Luther’s university in Wittenberg, Germany, President Harrison has a wide variety of news and resources to share. Don’t miss out on this month’s edition of Life Together!

Video: Harrison gives overview of hurricane response

President Harrison gives an overview of the Synod’s response to Hurricane Matthew, which includes aid to victims in both Haiti and the Synod’s Southeastern District.

Disaster Response Video Update
Video: Hurricane Matthew Update

LCMS disaster-relief responders and Southeastern District leaders assess the flooding damage and danger in the Carolinas.

Care for the Aging

This presentation will provide insights into the blessings and challenges that older adults experience, in addition to the blessings and challenges that parish nurses may experience in serving older adults.

Life Together News Digest
Life Together with President Harrison – September 2016

In our trying times, it is good to remember that faith is a living daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a believer would stake his life on it a thousand times. This edition of Life Together introduces the new life campaign – #eyesoflife – as well as the Lutheran Federal Credit Union, a fantastic new resource designed to serve our members specifically.

Video: Baton Rouge Disaster Response Update

Generous gifts from people across the Synod allowed LCMS Disaster Response to assist congregations, districts and volunteer organizers in delivering Christ’s mercy to those most impacted by severe flooding in Baton Rouge in August 2016.

webinar overtime regulations
Webinar explains new overtime regulations

Webinar provides information regarding the impact of new overtime regulations on districts, congregations, schools and other religious organizations.

LCMS update: Cali fires, Baton Rouge flood recovery

Louisiana floods and California’s wildfires put Synod congregations, districts and LCMS Disaster Response to the test. See victims, volunteers and responders discuss the latest recovery efforts.

Life Together News Digest
Life Together with President Harrison – August 2016

The unity on issues such as preaching, communion, marriage and abortion that was shown at our National Convention was truly encouraging. Legal challenges may face our churches and we’re providing resources to help. But today we encourage you to grab hold of the Scriptures in these wild times. It’s time to “get at it! Let’s make sure the we, the original Protestants, know our Scriptures.”

Help flood, fire victims – Pray. Give. Volunteer.

LCMS Disaster Response is working with district and local congregations in Louisiana and California to provide grants, aid and spiritual care to disaster victims and responders. You can help. Pray. Give. Volunteer.

Anderson on religious liberty, traditional marriage

Heritage Foundation senior research fellow Dr. Ryan Anderson speaks to LCMS convention delegates about the Supreme Court’s 2015 redefinition of marriage and its implications for Americans and the church.

Effective Outreach: re:Vitality Connect to Disciple

Would you like to learn how to invite, welcome and receive people to your church? The Connect to Disciple workshop, the first module in the re:Vitality program, is designed to help your congregation develop effective outreach.