Eurasia

Living learning in Wittenberg

The following article first appeared in the September-October 2014 issue of Lutherans Engage the World. Read the “Update” section to learn about the exciting work that has been completed to date.

Infographic: Theological Education Around the World

The Gospel is at the heart of all Lutheran education, and teaching the faith is a hallmark by which the LCMS is known throughout the world. Our international church partners are imploring us to teach God’s saving Word to their pastors and church leaders. They know that well-trained church workers will teach the faith to laypeople, who will tell their families and neighbors about salvation in Christ Jesus.

Network of Young Lutheran Theologians meets

Some 60 participants from Europe and the United States gather for the conference Feb. 12-14 in the Czech Republic.

New missionaries ‘sent’ for service worldwide

Ten new missionaries — along with their seven spouses and 19 children — are blessed for service in the Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, South Korea, Panama and Peru.

Ten new missionaries, families start two-week orientation

The missionaries are called by the Synod’s Office of International Mission to serve in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

BIM calls missionaries, explores significance of Christianity in Africa

The LCMS Board for International Mission calls six rostered church workers and appoints a layperson for service in Eurasia, East Africa and Latin America.

Puya: The Story of a Middle Eastern Refugee in Germany

Puya is a refugee in Berlin, where he attends Dreieinigkeits-Gemeinde (Trinity Lutheran Church) in Berlin-Steglitz, a congregation of the SELK.

KFUO Audio: Interview about deaconess programs in Nigeria, Lithuania

KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talks with Deaconess Grace Rao, director of LCMS Deaconess Ministry, about the deaconess programs in Nigeria and Lithuania.

Krikava named regional director for Eurasia

The Rev. James Krikava of Prague, Czech Republic, is appointed to the LCMS Office of International Mission post.

Extending Christ’s Mercy to Refugees

After consultation with SELK leaders and LCMS missionary staff in Europe, the Synod has established a restricted-use fund for donations for those compelled to help with LCMS mercy ministry and human-care efforts exclusively pertaining to the global refugee crisis.

Long After the Inquisition, Lutheranism Returns to Spain

With the partnership of the LCMS, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Spain (IELE) was planted and recognized by the Spanish Government in 2004.

LCMS president reprises Luther during Wittenberg dedication

Nearly 450 people from around the world take part in the May 3 dedication of the International Lutheran Center at the Old Latin school.

View video, photos of dedication in Wittenberg

The International Lutheran Center at the Old Latin School in Wittenberg, Germany, is dedicated on Sunday, May 3, and a video and photos of the historic event are available.

‘Old School’ brings ‘Lutheran Bluegrass’ music to Wittenberg

The LCMS band “Old School” performs Bluegrass favorites — with a Lutheran flair — May 2 as part of the International Lutheran Center dedication celebration.

Giving thanks for care and growth of career missionaries

LCMS to exceed missionary recruitment goal as mission fields ripen for harvest.

Photo gallery: Bearing Mercy in the Baltics

See how LCMS church partners, including the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia and The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lithuania, are bearing mercy and service through Diaconia work in the Baltics.