Black Ministry

LCMS Black Ministry – ‘TimeLine’ Newsletter – Spring 2019

The power of the Gospel has greatly impacted the lives of African-American Lutherans.

Paula Schlueter Ross retires after nearly 35 years at ‘Reporter’

As a writer and editor for LCMS Communications, Ross filed thousands of articles, earning 17 national writing awards from the Associated Church Press, including seven first-place “Awards of Excellence.”

Rural & Small Town Mission conference a ‘joy’ for attendees

The conference brought in over 170 attendees from 22 states and Canada, including pastors, lay leaders, and district and Synod workers.

LCMS Black Ministry – ‘TimeLine’ Newsletter – Fall 2018

Thanks be to God for the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) — a wonderful partner in mission work with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).

Historic ‘symbol of racial unity’ burns in Indianapolis

An Aug. 7 fire in the basement of Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, caused an estimated $1 million in damage.

LCMS Black Ministry – ‘TimeLine’ Newsletter – Summer 2018

The LCMS Black Ministry summer 2018 newsletter features stories of individuals (and their congregations) that illustrate the power of faith when sharing the Gospel in this difficult world.

Nevertheless: The Legacy of Rosa Young at Concordia College, Alabama

Celebrate all that God has done through Concordia College Alabama, Selma, Ala. Praise Him for His grace and trust in Him for the future. Sadly, Concordia is closed. Nevertheless, we pray that God continues the work begun through the faculty, staff and students over the years.

LCMS Black Ministry – Spring 2018 TimeLine Newsletter

Great joy exists when God’s children gather at the foot of the holy cross in unity and thanksgiving, giving praise to God for life-giving salvation through Jesus Christ.

The History of LCMS Mercy Work with African Americans

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has an enduring legacy of using mercy work as a means by which to share the Gospel. This is true for the Synod’s work with and among African Americans as well.

LCMS Black Ministry: A look backward and forward

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has been involved in black ministry for over 140 years.

TimeLine Newsletter – Third Quarter 2017

A great experience was had by many at the 2017 Lutherans in Black Ministry Family Convocation this summer in Birmingham, Ala. More than 500 people attended the event, coming together “All for Jesus” to worship Him in Word, in Sacrament, and with hymns and spiritual songs.

Empowerment Center, including Lutheran Hope Center, opens at Ferguson’s ‘ground zero’

LCMS missionary Rev. Micah Glenn and the Lutheran Hope Center are based there, along with community partners.

Black Ministry convocation brings people together in worship, learning, fellowship

More than 540 people attend the LCMS Lutherans in Black Ministry Family Convocation, July 12-16 in Birmingham, Ala.

TimeLine Newsletter – Second Quarter 2017

Many LCMS pastors, deaconesses and lay leaders strongly believe in mission to their home communities around the world. Many return home to share God’s love in Christ and to enhance or begin ministry work in these places.

2017 LCMS Lutherans in Black Ministry Family Convocation

The 140th anniversary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Black Ministry will be celebrated during a convocation July 12-16, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala.

LCMS Black Ministry looks to expand education, outreach nationwide

Its goal is to have at least five Rosa J. Young Academies established by 2027. The college preparatory schools are intended to honor and continue the legacy of missionary educator Dr. Rosa J. Young (pictured).