international lutheran council

Synod in convention examines relationships of partner churches with LWF

Floor Committee 5 on Theology and Church Relations brought resolutions to the 2019 LCMS convention regarding the fellowship of partner churches with the Lutheran World Federation, while also commending the International Lutheran Council.

Weber installed as managing director of International Lutheran Center in Wittenberg

The International Lutheran Center is a joint project of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church in Germany and Concordia Publishing House.

International Lutheran Center in Wittenberg continues mission of sharing the Gospel

Almost four years after its dedication in 2015, the center continues to host visitors, worshipers, students and neighbors who stop by to talk, learn and reflect.

BOD continues on path toward best corporate stewardship

At its November meeting, the Board heard from its chairman about efforts to increase the efficiencies of corporate Synod so the church can use the savings on its “core competencies.” 

Boards and Business – COP, BIM, BNM hold fall meetings

Meeting in St. Louis, the groups addressed pertinent topics, heard reports and reviewed policies.

International Lutheran Council welcomes 17 new church bodies into membership

20 million confessional Lutherans worldwide were represented at the conference, held Sept. 25–28 in Antwerp, Belgium.

‘Good spirit,’ ‘real savings’ highlight BOD meeting

The LCMS Board of Directors held its quarterly meeting in St. Louis Aug. 24–25.

Latvian church (ELCL) celebrates 25th anniversary of archbishop’s consecration

The Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver III, director of LCMS Church Relations, joined Bishop Hans-Jorg Voigt of Germany’s Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church in bringing greetings to the Latvian church on behalf of the International Lutheran Council.

Photo essay: ‘Future and Hope’ at the 2018 Corpus Christi conference

The 2018 Corpus Christi youth conference was held July 23–27 in Prague, Czech Republic, under the theme “Future and Hope.”

BOD adopts conservative budget for fiscal year 2019

Meeting in St. Louis May 18–19, the LCMS Board of Directors adopted a fiscal year 2019 operations budget of $69.4 million, a figure nearly $8 million lower than that of the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.

Lutheran Church–Canada elects new president

The Rev. Timothy Teuscher, first vice-president of the church body’s East District, succeeds the Rev. Dr. Robert Bugbee, who is stepping down.

Board’s top challenge: helping God’s people marshal kingdom resources

“Finances are first and foremost on everyone’s heart,” LCMS Board of Directors Chairman Rev. Dr. Michael L. Kumm says during the Board’s Nov. 17-18 meeting in Schaumburg, Ill.

COP tackles wide range of topics at November meeting

Topics discussed by the LCMS Council of Presidents include ecclesiastical supervision, calling pastors on candidate status, immigration and seminary concerns.

Wittenberg an ‘apt’ choice for Sixth ILC World Seminaries Conference

About 60 participants gather in the city where the Reformation started for the International Lutheran Council’s Oct. 11-13 theological-education conference.

Latvian Lutherans reinstate male-only clergy

Although leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia ceased ordaining women in 1993, the change in practice was never made official church policy until this year’s synod.

Church of Norway approves same-sex marriage

Voting 88 to 32, the church body’s Bishops Conference approves creating a liturgy for same-sex weddings.