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.
The new initiative offers a way for LCMS congregations and schools to sponsor the renovation of the Old Latin School in Wittenberg, Germany.
The LCMS Council of Presidents divides into groups to work through such issues each time it meets, until April 2015.
Among actions at its Feb. 14 meeting, the LCMS Board of Directors approves the five regions into which LCMS districts are grouped.
Members of the International Lutheran Society of Wittenberg meet at the Luther Hotel in Wittenberg, Germany, tour the reconstruction work at the Old Latin School in the city center, and visit the Luther House. Photographs by Erik M. Lunford, staff photojournalist at the LCMS.
This month, two LCMS deaconesses were commissioned in the mission field. Deaconesses Ashley Prothro and Elizabeth Ahlman were inducted into the ranks of the Concordia Deaconess College and are set to fulfill their calls in the Eurasia mission field.
God’s Word is changing lives in unexpected ways in Leipzig, Germany. In Luther’s homeland, large, immigrant Muslim communities are responding to the Gospel and being baptized. South African missionary Hugo Gevers is called to witness and show mercy to these refugees through a mission effort called Die Brücke, The Bridge. The mission is based out of a Lutheran church in Leipzig that is more than 100 years old.