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.

Guilt and Forgiveness and the Effect on Health

This presentation will explore how guilt and forgiveness affect a person’s health. The parish nurse will better understand how to encourage individuals to forgive others and to appreciate the forgiveness they have received. Both forgiving and being forgiven have a positive influence on health and wellness.

Ministry to the Armed Forces: ensuring pastoral care for our military members

LCMS chaplains serve our Lord, His church and our nation with courage and integrity, as they provide pastoral care and support to those who defend our nation. Through efforts like Operation Barnabas, the Ministry to the Armed Forces provides training and guidance to local congregations to care for and to support to our military members, their families and veterans in our local communities.

The LCMS: A legacy of mercy continues at home and abroad

From Mercy Medical Teams providing essential medical care around the globe to serving people in urban and rural settings to comforting victims of disasters here at home, mercy is at the heart of everything we do.

Harrison highlights Synod ‘Preach the Word’ effort

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison introduces the Synod’s Preach the Word (PTW) project. As part of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, PTW offers pastors a way to honor the Reformation by honing their vocations of proclaiming the Gospel.

The LCMS: Continuing as a mission church body

As the number of career missionaries has nearly doubled since 2013, leaders of the Office of International Mission discuss the Synod’s coordinated approach to bringing the Gospel to the ends of the earth, caring for missionaries and what our international partners require most.

National Mission: planting, revitalizing LCMS churches across America

Leaders of the Synod’s Office of National Mission and district presidents discuss domestic mission efforts like Mission Field: USA and Re: Vitality – ongoing efforts to bring the Gospel to urban, rural and multiethnic communities while also revitalizing struggling congregations.

Surviving Loss

This presentation will address loss from a broader perspective — not just loss from death. The parish nurse will benefit from this discussion about losses due to changing health, lost work, loss of material possessions and all losses that are common to human existence.