Missionaries

Photo gallery: March 2016 “Service of Sending” for LCMS missionaries

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod held a “Service of Sending” for its new missionaries on Friday, March 11, at the International Center in St. Louis. Ten new missionaries — along with their seven spouses and 19 children — completed a two-week orientation that began on Feb. 29.

Ten new missionaries, families start two-week orientation

The missionaries are called by the Synod’s Office of International Mission to serve in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Domestic Mercy Medical Teams? Why Not!

The need for healthcare and education internationally is enormous, and the MMT program will continue to walk alongside our international partners to help meet this need. However, that same need exists right here in the United States as well.

Southern Baptist foreign missionaries drop by nearly 1,000


One out of five Southern Baptist missionaries overseas volunteer to leave their posts to help the denomination’s mission board deal with its financial straits.

BIM calls missionaries, explores significance of Christianity in Africa

The LCMS Board for International Mission calls six rostered church workers and appoints a layperson for service in Eurasia, East Africa and Latin America.

KFUO Audio: Interview about ‘Mission Field: USA’ with Rev. Schave, Rev. Burfeind

KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talks with Rev. Steve Schave, director, LCMS Church Planting, and Rev. Peter Burfeind about national mission work. Rev. Burfeind is a domestic missionary serving in campus ministry at the University of Toledo and in the struggling inner city of Toledo, Ohio, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Student Ministry.

Synod offers missionaries options amid fears of Zika Virus

Those who are pregnant and serving in the Latin America region may relocate with their families to another country or return to the United States for the duration of their pregnancy.

‘Mission Field: USA’ launch includes sending two national missionaries

The Rev. Peter Burfeind and the Rev. Adam DeGroot are the first national missionaries for “Mission Field: USA,” the LCMS Office of National Mission’s new church-planting initiative.

An Out-of-the-Box Missionary

The LCMS is actively partnering with districts, congregations and Recognized Service Organizations to place missionaries like the Rev. Adam DeGroot in Philadelphia.

Synod debuts new mission-project catalog

The online catalog provides information about specific national and international mission projects open to receiving special gifts and offerings.

LCMS pastor serves in Mexico — first in 20 years

Based in Mexico City, the Rev. Daniel Conrad serves primarily as a theological educator.

Krikava named regional director for Eurasia

The Rev. James Krikava of Prague, Czech Republic, is appointed to the LCMS Office of International Mission post.

Clean Wells Provide Water for Life-Giving Baptisms

Two new wells in Malawi were made possible by LCMS grants totaling approximately $24,000, and the water is used for baptisms in the Confessional Lutheran Church–Malawi Synod.

Seven Sisters

In Latin America, seven women have found that they are sisters in Christ, bound together by a common confession of faith in Jesus and humble service to those around them.

2015 State of the Synod

God help us. He does, and He will. End times? Yes, indeed. “God is faithful,” as the apostle says (1 Cor. 1:9). And this faith in Christ is “a living, busy, active, mighty thing.”

BIM calls missionaries, connects with international schools

The LCMS Board for International Mission continues its work of calling missionaries and monitoring that they are well cared for during their service.