LCMS Districts

Lutherans aid Boston pastor after fire destroys home

Supporters embrace the Rev. Ingo Dutzmann (right) and his family with prayers, visits and emergency funds.

Northern Illinois delegates re-elect Gilbert president

The Rev. Dan P. Gilbert’s re-election comes on the first ballot during the LCMS Northern Illinois District’s March 6-7 convention at River Forest, Ill.

First Hispanic congregation chartered in Southeastern District

On Feb. 15, Iglesia Luterana Nueva Vida becomes the first Hispanic congregation to be chartered in the LCMS Southeastern District.

Southern Illinois District re-elects Scharr

The Rev. Timothy Scharr is re-elected as the district’s president during its Feb. 12-14 convention in O’Fallon, Ill.

North Dakota delegates re-elect Baneck

The Rev. Dr. James Baneck is elected to his third term as LCMS North Dakota District president.

Forging Mission Partnerships through God’s Grace

Forums, or “foros” as they are known in Latin America, have been created to provide a platform for LCMS entities in the United States to plug into the mission of the church abroad.

Reversing the Trend

Declining support is a sad reality that most Christian congregations, including LCMS congregations, are facing in post-Christian, 21st-century North America. But the LCMS English District is addressing that trend.

Liberian pastor spearheads project to aid Ebola victims

The first $25,000 in food and water was set for distribution in December in Liberia. Another $75,000 in aid is planned.

COP meeting spotlights training, mercy, outreach, mission

The Sept. 20-23 meeting of the LCMS Council of Presidents involves a lot more than oversight of administrative issues.

Synod pledges more aid to fight Ebola

In Oct. 7 letters to congregations and district presidents, Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison shares the church body’s plan to continue fighting the disease “for the long haul.”

Lower response clouds 2013 statistics for congregations

Only 3,591 congregations — 59 percent of all those in the Synod — report their financial and statistical information for 2013.

Educating Students for This Life and the Next

Mount Calvary Lutheran School in Milwaukee, Wis., shares the Gospel in its urban context by providing a solid, Lutheran education, as well as through additional services like a special education resource room and professional counseling to help children overcome obstacles or trauma in their lives.

LCMS reaches out after ‘devastating’ tornadoes

The week of June 16 is devastating for two LCMS churches and more than two dozen LCMS members in Nebraska and South Dakota after deadly tornadoes tear through their communities and lives.

Nebraska church ‘gone’ after dual tornadoes

The June 16 tornadoes pummel Pilger, Neb., killing one person there, injuring more than two dozen, destroying 40-50 homes and crushing St. John Lutheran Church.

Missing Mayberry

You might picture Mayberry, but rural and small towns aren’t what they used to be. What does that mean for the Church?

A Beacon for the Community

The community of Trinity Gardens in Mobile, Ala., has been transformed thanks to the dedicated effort of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church’s pastor and members.