The Reformation-themed issue considers the past, present and future of Lutheran mission.
Delegates also choose 22 mission grants to support with their mite offerings over the next two years.
The September “Journal of Lutheran Mission” highlights the Synod’s opportunities to walk with other confessional churches around the world.
This year’s conference is planned for Nov. 3-5 in Wichita, Kan., under the theme “Mission at Home: Standing Where You Are Planted.”
The North American Mission Endeavor church-planting group and the Synod’s Office of National Mission are hopeful that they can accomplish much more together than apart.
A public memorial service is still being planned for Woodard (center, in photo), who died Feb. 13 after weeks of declining health.
They are the Rev. Marcus Zill, the Rev. Mark Wood, Matthew Bergholt, Deaconess Mireya Johnson and Ross Stroh.