Germany

Nordic Lutheran churches seek ILC membership

The Communion of Nordic Dioceses has approached the International Lutheran Council about its three member churches joining the council.

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.

Photo gallery: Caring for refugees in Germany

With more than a million Middle Eastern asylum-seekers, flooding into Europe, a new mission field is growing exponentially for the Selbständige Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche (SELK), a church body that has been actively receiving refugees and catechizing them for decades.

Synod walks with German partner in ministry amid flood of refugees

The Synod’s $100,000 grant will be used by SELK congregations to provide food, shelter, transportation, language instruction and the proclamation of the Gospel.

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.

Mozambique Lutheran church ordains first pastors

Concordia Lutheran Church in Mozambique — a denomination with 10 congregations and some 1,200 baptized members — ordains its first eight pastors.

Lutherans from around globe confer in Wittenberg

International Lutheran leaders assess Church challenges, global growth at Wittenberg conference.

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.

Solo Verbo: a new way to highlight Wittenberg gifts

The new campaign recognizes individuals and families who provide funding to the Wittenberg Project’s Old Latin School renovation.

Watch Lutheran Center dedication via live stream

The May 3 dedication service of the International Lutheran Center in Wittenberg, Germany, will stream live, beginning at 8 a.m. Central Time.

Partners celebrate ‘resurrections’ of congregation, historic church

The LCMS and partner churches in Germany and South Africa mark a joint achievement in Leipzig.

Synodwide Appeal for The Wittenberg Project

At the most recent Synod convention, delegates from across the country united behind establishing a permanent Lutheran outreach and educational presence in the birthplace of the Reformation: the city of Wittenberg, Germany.

Video: Get a fresh look inside the Old Latin School

Take a peek as renovations on the “Old Latin School” progress toward the May 2015 dedication of this new education and outreach center in the heart of Wittenberg, Germany.

Wittenberg, Germany, education center to open in May

The new International Lutheran Center includes a chapel and lecture hall, classroom and fellowship space, a bookstore, guest rooms, a small library and two offices.