International

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.

10 Questions with Mercy Medical Team Leader Sharon Thomas

Sharon Thomas, a nurse from Belvidere, Ill., has served on 13 LCMS Mercy Medical Teams — and led 11 of those — to provide medical care to underserved people around the globe.

Seven Sisters

In Latin America, seven women have found that they are sisters in Christ, bound together by a common confession of faith in Jesus and humble service to those around them.

When One Suffers …

by Jeni Miller Tired out, burned out, kicked out, down and out. It’s no secret — or shouldn’t be — that our LCMS church workers are susceptible to suffering just like those they serve. Sometimes this suffering is connected with…

LWML elects new president, sets record mission goal

Delegates to the 36th Biennial Lutheran Women’s Missionary League convention elect Patti Ross president and adopt a record-breaking $2 million mission goal.

New crop of missionaries trained and ‘sent’ to share Gospel

The missionaries will serve in a variety of roles for the LCMS in 13 countries of Asia, Africa, Eurasia and Latin America.

Infographic: Serve with the LCMS

There are many opportunities to serve The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod at both the national and local levels.

Summer orientation begins for new missionaries

Twenty new missionaries and their families begin the Synod’s summer 2015 missionary orientation.

Lutherans from around globe confer in Wittenberg

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

Bulletin insert: Nepal earthquake relief

Download a bulletin insert that offers ways LCMS members and congregations may support the earthquake relief work in Nepal.

Raising up church workers for Tanzania

Twenty-one new pastoral candidates are ordained and seven deaconesses commissioned in a service with more than 1,000 worshipers in Tanzania, East Africa.

Giving thanks for care and growth of career missionaries

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

Photo gallery: Raising Church Workers for Tanzania

In March, 21 new pastoral candidates were ordained and seven deaconesses were commissioned in a service with more than 1,000 worshipers at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania — South-East of Lake Victoria Diocese’s (ELCT-SELVD) Ebenezer Cathedral in Shinyanga.

Sixteen missionary families complete two-week orientation

The missionaries, their spouses and children — a total of 62 people — will be going to Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Robson accepts call as LCMS chief mission officer

The Rev. Kevin D. Robson, a pastor in Baxter, Minn., with extensive business experience, plans to begin work at the LCMS International Center May 13.

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.