An undesignated “Together as Synod” gift to the LCMS enhances domestic and international efforts to witness and show mercy to others, and to live life together as children of God.
This matching opportunity means that as much as $352,937 — received in just one month — could go toward bringing people all over the world into contact with the life-saving Gospel of Jesus Christ.
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.
The “treasured and consistent servant-leader” most recently served as associate executive director of LCMS Mission Advancement.
Actions at the Board’s May 19-20 meeting in St. Louis include adoption of a prudent, lean Synod budget, contingent on further expense reductions.
Over the next two years, every LCMS missionary family will make home visits to share their experiences with supporters.
LCMS Disaster Response provides ongoing relief to strengthen Haitian Lutheran partners after last October’s Hurricane Matthew.
The campaign to fund renovation of the Old Latin School in Wittenberg, Germany, is successfully completed.
Two career missionaries will be based in the Gambia and Belize, and seven “GEO” missionaries will serve for up to two years in Eurasia, Asia and Latin America.
Will the loss of the charitable deduction ruin the fabric of the nonprofit sector and cause the end of the world? Only if getting something out of the act of giving is more important than the positive change that happens through the church and its related nonprofits.
Gifts can be made in a variety of ways — by mail, over the phone, in person or online — through Dec. 31.
The Nov. 1-30 challenge extended by an anonymous foundation boosts unrestricted donations to $250,000 to improve the effectiveness of the Synod’s ministry and mission.
The Rev. Dr. Brent Smith of Alexandria, Va., started serving Nov. 1 as mission development counselor for Mission Central in Mapleton, Iowa.
Are we asking – even expecting – an increasing number of people to use the financial equivalent of a rotary-dial phone in an era of smartphones and chip-enabled debit cards?