A series of “Take Heart” retreats will focus on offering respite and resources for pastors who have struggled with the changes and stresses of the past year.
The funds are helping care for church workers and supplying much-needed bags of food for congregation members and their surrounding communities.
The Master of Public Health is a competency-based graduate program, and the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care is a degree advancement program for registered respiratory therapists.
The LCMS Office of National Mission has partnered with DOXOLOGY on the retreats, which are planned for Sept. 28–30 in Bel Aire, Kan., and Oct. 5–7 in Donaldson, Ind.
The new missionaries were sent during a service at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis on Aug. 7.
More than 1,200 congregations responded to the survey, which was sent to every congregation with a valid email address — 4,787 in total — in June.
The Synod’s colleges, universities and seminaries are preparing to return to class this fall under guidelines necessitated by COVID-19.
New Bible studies address the hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic, reminding the church of God’s Word and promises for difficult times.
The International Lutheran Council is a global association of confessional Lutheran church bodies, including the LCMS.
Due to the events surrounding COVID-19, some LCMS missionaries have returned to the states at this time, but the vast majority remain in the field.
Read updates about how LCMS missionaries, military chaplains, pastors and congregations are navigating quarantines and lockdowns.
The LCMS Boards for International and National Mission held online meetings on May 29 and June 5, respectively.
Among other efforts, LCMS schools assisted by making and delivering face shields; collecting food, cash and other supplies; and providing temporary educational solutions for those far from home.
The Addendum is titled, “One little word can fell him: Ten reasons to question whether ‘online Communion’ is ‘truly good, right and salutary.’”