Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs)

BOD adopts first-quarter budget for FY21

Due to near-term COVID-related challenges, the Board in April had endorsed a proposal from the Operations Team to prepare spending forecasts through the end of the current fiscal year and abbreviated budget proposals for just the first quarter of the next.  

Concordia Lutheran Ministries adjusts care for seniors and staff during pandemic

The senior care provider is taking extra steps to ensure residents’ safety and keep them connected to the community.

‘We tremble not, we fear no ill’: As COVID-19 spreads, the Word of God remains

To abide by social distancing guidelines, many LCMS churches are offering online-only services.

Tennessee tornadoes kill at least 24; LCMS churches not harmed

The tornadoes touched ground in Tennessee during the night and morning hours of March 2 and 3.

‘Mission Field: USA’ partners with the LCMS Southeastern District to bring Christ’s Gospel to Baltimore

As part of ‘Mission Field: Baltimore,’ the Rev. Martin and Kathy Schultheis will serve the community of Sandtown-Winchester.

Bethesda seeking to partner with districts, congregations on new housing concept

The new developments will serve people with disabilities as well as adults of all abilities who are 55 and older.

LEA honors 2020 distinguished educators

The recipient of the LEA’s highest honor, the Christus Magister award, is Charles (Chuck) Winterstein, assistant to the superintendent of schools for the LCMS Michigan District.

Recognized Service Organizations – February 2020 Newsletter

The LCMS Recognized Service Organizations newsletter features information about Phil’s Friends, which supports those battling cancer through its relationships with individuals and congregations.

RSO update (June-Dec. 2019)

A listing of new LCMS Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs), those whose RSO status has been renewed and those whose RSO status has been removed.

Registration open for 2020 Servant Events

Nearly 70 Servant Events will be hosted by various LCMS congregations, camps and service organizations from May through August.

LCEF looks to ‘Ignite Creativity’ in church and life

During the 2019 Lutheran Church Extension Fund Leadership Conference, speakers from a wide range of disciplines shared ideas for sparking creativity and innovation within the church, in work and in life.

Bethesda job coaches offer employment advocacy, support

By working with people with disabilities alongside their families, communities and employers, Bethesda aims to raise the percentage of individuals with disabilities in the workforce and make the case to employers for accommodating and hiring employees with disabilities.

LEA brings teachers together in St. Louis

More than 2,700 educators attended the Lutheran Education Association’s triennial convocation Oct. 10–12 at the America’s Center Convention Complex.

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Understanding Recognized Service Organizations’

In a webinar hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Deaconess Dorothy Krans, director of LCMS Recognized Service Organizations, explains the work of RSOs, how they can positively impact urban ministry, and how they can be a blessing to those serving in urban settings.

Recognized Service Organizations – Third Quarter 2019 Newsletter

The LCMS Recognized Service Organizations newsletter features information about the Christian Character Formation Project, a program founded by Open Sky Education that emphasizes character development in students.

‘Joy:fully Serving’: Convention volunteers pack gift baskets for families in need

More than 50 volunteers prepared 275 baskets in four categories: mom care, baby care, spiritual care and household.