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?
The first allocation from The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod’s 2016-19 National Offering is announced — made possible with gifts totaling $411,305.69.
Synod disaster responders visit victims to assess the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew amid flooding in the Carolinas and an outbreak of cholera in Haiti.
“I give thanks to God that I’m able to be a part of it,” said new LCMS Board for International Mission member Rev. Roberto Rojas at the board’s first meeting of the new triennium.
Meeting Sept. 8-9 in St. Louis, the Synod’s Board of Directors welcomes three new members, elects its leaders, adopts six resolutions and hears reports.
Contributions will support national and international mission programs and projects related to the Synod’s threefold emphasis.
Those of us serving the Synod’s corporate headquarters, especially those within Mission Advancement, are bound by God’s Word — in passages like Phil. 4:8 — and by this code as we work alongside anyone who has or is considering making a charitable investment in our Synod’s work.
Donors are “stewards” of God’s material blessings and a vital partner in the ministry responsibilities handed to us by the Synod at-large. You have rights as a donor, and I’d like to share a few things the LCMS is morally and ethically obligated to do for you.
The LCMS equips pastors, directors of Christian outreach, directors of Christian outreach, school teachers and others to support the parent’s task of raising up a child in the way God wants that child to go.
We are beginning to overtly encourage God’s people to consider giving an annual unrestricted (undesignated) donation to the LCMS. I’ve been told that I’m off my rocker for even thinking about doing this. So, why do it?