LCMS Team Heads to Philippines

In this Skype report from the Detroit airport, Deaconess Pamela Nielsen of LCMS Communications talks with two of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) disaster response team members who left Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, for the Philippines — the Rev. Ross Johnson, director of LCMS Disaster Response, and the Rev. Michael Meyer, manager of LCMS Disaster Response.

CPH offers last of Self-Study (NIV) Bibles

There are only a few thousand left at Concordia Publishing House, and this particular translation won’t be reprinted.

Typhoon Haiyan update with Pres. Cerdeñola

The Rev. James Cerdeñola, president of the Lutheran Church in the Philippines (LCP), shares this update in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, which wreaked havoc across the Philippines on Friday, Nov. 8. Rev. Cerdeñola has been in contact with LCP officials, Mindanao District officers, as well as the local ALERT team (Active Lutherans Emergency Response Team) as they mobilize in the Philippines to extend the mercy of Christ.

The Impact of LCMS Servant Events

For more than 30 years, thousands of Lutheran youth have participated in LCMS Servant Events, learning that serving others can make a difference because of Jesus Christ. LCMS Servant Events equip God’s people to grow in their faith through serving, sharing Christ and developing relationships.

Typhoon Haiyan: Images of a disaster

These images from the Associated Press show the destruction ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan as it barreled across the Philippines Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. News reports indicate that more than 10,000 people are feared dead.

KSDK-TV interviews LCMS president about Typhoon Haiyan

KSDK-TV interviews LCMS president, LCMS Disaster Response co-director about Typhoon Haiyan

Video tells of mercy after 2010 Chile quake

Lutherans, including LCMS donors, have made it possible for the Synod’s small partner church in Chile to provide mercy to many people affected by one of the strongest earthquakes on record.

StewardCast Newsletter – November 2013

In this issue from LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry, insight is provided into the theology of stewardship. In the area of stewardship lie both practical and pragmatic answers and solutions that determine the success of a congregation’s stewardship process and that point to how faithful members are in this area of their faith lives.

Pastoral Education – November 2013

This issue of Pastoral Education explores life in our seminary communities through the fresh eyes of new students and their families.

Reaching Rural America For Christ Newsletter – November 2013

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), you are provided insight into the how LCMS congregations can keep the “millennials” – young adults born after the year 1980) – connected to the Church and interacting with this community of believers.

CPH Warehouse Sale set for Nov. 2

Concordia Publishing House in St. Louis will be offering hundreds of books and other items at discounts of up to 75 percent at its annual tent sale.

Pressure Points (November 2013)

This month’s column addresses readers’ concerns that relate to church workers and congregations or schools.

It’s beginning to look a lot like … Advent

The Rev. Henry Gerike offers a few ideas for congregations to mark the season of Advent, a time for focusing on the gravity of the human predicament.

Superstorm Sandy: One Year Later

One year after Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the country’s East Coast, this video highlights the LCMS response to the disaster.

Resources available for 2014 ‘Life Sunday’

Many of the resources to help congregations observe “Life Sunday” on Jan. 19 are free.

Rev. Ross Johnson discusses LCMS Disaster Response

Rev. Ross Johnson discusses his new role as director of LCMS Disaster Response