In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), insight is provided into how a congregation can make visitors in their church feel welcome and respected. These actions can then lead a congregation to play a more integral role in the life of its surrounding community.
In this issue from LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry, insight is provided into how having a faithful pastor is an important part of growing congregational members into faithful stewards for the days and years ahead.
In this issue from LCMS’ Office of National Mission, insight is provided into the growing perception of society that allowing older people to age in their homes makes sense. Some of the ways this trend impacts a congregation’s ministry to its elderly members are then outlined, along with possible questions a congregation can think about when addressing this issue.
In this issue, information about Concordia Sunday, April 27, is shared. In addition, a brief summary of the new book Concordia on the Move, written by The Rev. Dr. David Zersen, is provided. These articles are just some of the great information contained in this February issue.
In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), you are provided a brief look into Lutherans For Life, an organization with the mission to “equip Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices For Life.”
In this issue, you are provided information about the Global Seminary Initiative (GSI) of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) and the positive impact this program has on its students and the world.
In this issue from LCMS’ Office of National Mission, you are provided insight into how society is changing the definition of traditional grandparent-grandchildren relationships. As these changes evolve over time, a few suggestions are listed as to how churches can help its elderly members build and strengthen healthy grandparent and grandchildren Christian relationships.
In this issue you will find items written by parish nurses and others that share ideas and resources for promoting health of body and soul in congregations and communities. You will also find stories of how parish nurses are serving in congregations, in the community and in the world, during times of calm and times of disaster. Lastly, you will find updates and overviews of various conferences and activities of interest to parish nurses.
In this issue from LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry, insight is provided into how stewardship fits into this season of Christmas and the incarnation of Jesus Christ that first Christmas night.
In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), you are provided highlights from the 2013 National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference held Oct. 31 – Nov. 2.
In this issue from LCMS’ Office of National Mission, you are provided insight into how older people, just like all people, struggle with depression and, in turn, cry out to Jesus Christ as they walk through difficult times. Some suggestions are given as to how churches can help its elderly members cope with depression and the blues.
In this issue from LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry, insight is provided into the theology of stewardship. In the area of stewardship lie both practical and pragmatic answers and solutions that determine the success of a congregation’s stewardship process and that point to how faithful members are in this area of their faith lives.
This issue of Pastoral Education explores life in our seminary communities through the fresh eyes of new students and their families.
In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), you are provided insight into the how LCMS congregations can keep the “millennials” – young adults born after the year 1980) – connected to the Church and interacting with this community of believers.