LCMS Districts

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.

Reviving Ministry on America’s College Campuses

The future is bright for LCMS Campus Ministry. An LCMS U chapter in Boulder, Colo., is meeting great challenges and opportunities through a creative ministry model that involves students and a mission society of area churches.

Lutherans share stories of survival amid tornadoes

A week after being baptized and confirmed, an LCMS family in Mayflower, Ark., rides out an EF4 tornado in a closet.

Violent storms affect LCMS members, pastor, churches

The violent storm system sweeping through the central, southern and eastern United States April 27-May 1 causes damages or destruction for LCMS members, a pastor and at least five congregations.

Disaster Response ‘touches lives with Gospel of hope’

It may seem like devastating tragedies are never-ending, but there’s a light in the darkness: LCMS Disaster Response is there, “reaching out with caring and compassion in the name of Christ.”

COP applies ‘Koinonia Project’ to church issues

The LCMS Council of Presidents divides into groups to work through such issues each time it meets, until April 2015.

Getting ‘chartered’ gives voice to Hispanic mission

The 75-member Iglesia Evangelica Luterana Esperanza Viva now can send delegates to district and national Synod conventions.

May, Harrison call for support of Indiana marriage bill

Indiana District President Rev. Daniel May and Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison are working together to strengthen — and safeguard — traditional marriage in Indiana.

COP, BOD hold joint annual session

Synod leaders hear updates about each group’s work, as well as on Concordia Retirement Plan changes and health-care reform.

COP lays groundwork for ‘Ministry of Visitation’

The Council of Presidents spends a sizable amount of its Nov. 19-21 meeting in San Antonio on the topic. (File photo)

Showing Mercy Through Housing

Nazareth Homes in St. Louis’ College Hill neighborhood is the latest neighborhood transformation by LCMS National Housing Support Corp., or Lutheran Housing Support (LHS) — one of only a few faith-based housing organizations in the United States. LHS aims to restore and revitalize neighborhoods that are anchored by LCMS congregations actively engaged in collaborative mercy.

Communication Efforts Get the Word Out to the World

God’s call to His church to preach the Word, to be prepared in season and out, to teach the Word to all ages and in all places, is what drives the efforts of LCMS Communications.