‘Religious Freedom Day’ resources available

The Synod’s “Free to be Faithful” website adds resources for the Jan. 16 observance.

LCMS offers resources on domestic abuse

The resources are meant to aid church workers, friends, family members and survivors of domestic abuse.

Commentary: Meet your Board of Directors

LCMS Board Chairman Rev. Michael Kumm provides an overview of the Board and its work.

In the January ‘Lutheran Witness’

Readers can learn how Christians are “Free to be Faithful” with regard to key social and religious issues today, specifically those of marriage, life and religious liberty.

Audio: Listen to presentations from the 2014 International Disaster Response Conference

Audio presentations from our 2014 International Disaster Response Conference at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne.

Watch videos about LCMS Disaster Response efforts

The LCMS website has a video library with the latest videos and interviews about LCMS Disaster Response.

Reaching Rural America for Christ
Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter – January 2015

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), the Rev. Matthew C. Harrison, president, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), shares an encouraging message for the Synod’s small congregations. In addition, general information about the ongoing Engaging Your Community (EYC) events and monthly free webinars is communicated.

Movie review: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

Ridley Scott’s new film can’t be recommended as a “devotional,” but may serve as fertile ground for conversing with others about God.

StewardCAST Newsletter – December 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry, stewardship is viewed through the periscope of the Christmas season and how God’s greatest Gift to His people that first Christmas is the prime example for how we are to maintain and use the good gifts He continues to give us. Knowing that God’s gift of His son, Jesus Christ, our Savior, is for all generations, our faithful response to this gift through our individual and congregational stewardship allows for the sharing of this great Gift for all generations.

LCMS Life Ministry — Winter 2014 newsletter

In this issue from LCMS’ Life Ministry, insight into end-of-life decisions and the faith issues that surround them is provided. In addition, information about disabilities resources from the LCMS Disability Task Force is given. Lastly, readers are provided updates and overviews of various conferences, activities and resources related to all sanctity of life issues.

KFUO: Golter leading 2017 Reformation celebration

Listen to a Dec. 9 interview with KFUO’s Andy Bates and the Rev. Randy Golter, who leads The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in planning the 2017 Reformation 500th anniversary celebration.

Video: What is a Foro?

A Foro, Spanish for “forum,” is a system of support used for LCMS missions and sister churches in Latin America and the Caribbean. Watch to see how you can join!

Lutheran Malaria Initiative: Finishing Strong

The LCMS, in partnership with Lutheran World Relief and with the support of the United Nations Foundation, began engaging districts, congregations and schools in the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) in fall 2011. Together as a Synod since then, we raised more than $7 million in the global fight against malaria through LMI.

Stewardship Bulletin Sentences and Newsletter Articles – January 2015

Each month, LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry creates bulletin sentences and newsletter articles that can be included in congregational church bulletins and monthly newsletters, respectively.

A Pastoral Touch Newsletter – December 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Specialized Pastoral Ministry (SPM), encouraging words from the SPM interim director are shared, along with information on the 2014 SPM Educational event Oct. 28-30. In addition, the dates of other upcoming SPM events and general information about this ministry are provided in the pages of this newsletter.

Movie review: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’

Fans of the “Hunger Games” franchise likely will enjoy the film, and it will certainly tide them over until Part 2 debuts in November 2015.