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.

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

President Harrison shares some thoughts on the recently completed LCMS presidential election and what the LCMS will be focusing on the next few years.

Theology of the Cross vs. Theology of Glory with Implications for Parish Nurses

The Rev. Dr. Leopoldo A. Sánchez’s presentation will help the parish nurse recognize the difference between the Theology of the Cross and the Theology of Glory and respond appropriately to persons who explain their condition with an inappropriate understanding of one, or both, of these theologies.

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

Are we seeing a religious litmus test for serving in public office? Recent events may suggest we are. Also, in this edition of Life Together, see how the LCMS is sending missionaries into challenging settings in the United States, including Ferguson, Mo., and hear what one man considers to be the best job in the world. All this and more in this month’s Life Together Digest with President Harrison.

New video explains Licensed Lay Deacon Recommendations

The 15-minute video features task force Chairman Rev. Larry Vogel, representatives of the LCMS Mid-South District and Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison.

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

President Harrison discusses religious freedom, neighborhood outreach, gay marriage and abortion in this month’s video. We will speak the truth and we will do it in love and President Harrison has encouraging words for the church in a time when we have many questions about our future.

Addressing Mental Illness in the Church

Pat Doyle offers insightful and practical information to churches, law enforcement and other community-based groups that wish to provide a caring, healthful and helpful approach to persons with mental illness.

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

Christ came to seek and to save the lost, which is our mission as the church. As we move towards Easter, we remember that Death has already been deprived of his power. The hard part is over, the resurrection is near and it is as if we have only a little toe in the grave! God grant you a blessed Easter in the name of Christ.

Law and Gospel with Implications for Parish Nursing

This video presentation will help the parish nurse recognize the difference between Law and Gospel and apply them correctly in interactions with individuals and groups.

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

Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod President Matthew C. Harrison announces the February edition of Life Together — the Synod’s monthly digital news digest.