Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter – October 2013

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), you are provided insight into the purpose of RSTM and what it is charged with doing for LCMS congregations. In addition, you will read about mission perspectives for work, whether you are in a rural setting or in another country halfway across the world.

Concordia University System Chronicle – October 2013

In this issue, you will read about the merger of Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) and Concordia University, Ann Arbor (CUAA). In addition, you will learn about the benefits Concordia students receive from participating in the Concordia International Studies Consortium (CISC) program.

StewardCAST Newsletter – October 2013

In this issue from LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry, you are provided insight what corporate stewardship is and why it is so important that we, as the Body of Christ, participate in it for the advancement of the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Photos from the Colorado flooding

In the wake of September’s torrential rains that caused flooding across the state of Colorado, national LCMS Disaster Response and LCMS Rocky Mountain District leaders met with area pastors whose communities were affected to determine immediate relief needs and long term recovery efforts.

CPH offers free trial of online giving resource

“eGiving” offers congregation members a secure and automatic way to regularly give to their church — without using checks, cash or envelopes.

Pressure Points (October 2013)

The conversation about pastors having friends in the congregation continues.

Great Expectations Newsletter – September 2013

In this issue from LCMS’ Office of National Mission, you are provided insight into why individuals over the age of 45 and have been married for more than just a few years split. The insight provided includes how Scripture directs all married couples to uphold the bond of marriage.

The latest LMI buzz from the National LCMS Youth Gathering

In the September issue of the LMI Update, LMI manager Dionne Lovstad-Jones hits the highlights of LMI activities at the National LCMS Youth Gathering held in June in San Antonio.

The Newsletter of The 72 – September 2013

In this issue from LCMS’ Witness & Outreach Ministry, you will read about the work that has been done and is currently being done through The 72 program. You are provided feedback from a few congregations who have worked with The 72 this past year. In addition, links to resources are given for those congregations interested in contacting The 72 and having its representatives work with them.

Wheat Ridge announces ‘new, improved’ grant programs

Wheat Ridge Ministries in Itasca, Ill., has made changes to two grant programs that will enable grant applications to be submitted — and funded — more often.

LCMS Snapshots July-August 2013

LCMS Snapshots – Witness, Mercy, Life Together – The Moment: World Lutheranism. Feature photos from the Lutherans Engage the World Magazine. July-August 2013

The Liturgy of Baptism & Daily Prayer Offices

Four interviews with the Rev. William Weedon, director of Worship and International Center chaplain, on “The Liturgy of Holy Baptism” as well as eight interviews on “The Daily Prayer Offices.” These two series delve deeply into the history, practice and theology of the Church’s liturgies of Baptism and Prayer.

StewardCAST – September 2013

Baptized for This Moment … of Stewardship

Rev. Glenn Merritt discusses LCMS Disaster Response and upcoming conference

Rev. Glenn Merritt, director, LCMS Disaster Response discusses the role the LCMS takes in working with local districts and congregations during times of disaster.

Pastoral Education – September 2013

This issue of Pastoral Education highlights two types of individuals who play a critical role in the pastoral-formation process for many future pastors: Concordia University System (CUS) school pre-seminary program directors and LCMS campus pastors.

First-time LCMS app now available

Features include ways to locate LCMS congregations, connect via social-media outlets, stay current through Synod news sources and access streaming radio from KFUO and CLASSIC99.