Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs)

LCMS Urban and 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.

‘Hatred did not succeed’: Lutherans respond to mass shootings with Gospel comfort

The shootings occurred on Aug. 3 in El Paso, Texas, and on Aug. 4 in Dayton, Ohio.

National Witness, Life Together and Retention floor committees conclude convention business

Delegates passed all 15 resolutions presented by the three committees on July 25.

LCMS convention commends and expands mercy work in the Synod

On July 23, Floor Committee 3 passed resolutions commending LCMS Disaster Response and the Synod’s life ministries and encouraging further training to care for those with mental illness.

‘Joy:fully Serving’ our neighbors in Florida

On the first day of the 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, volunteers packaged 275 baskets of items for mothers and babies in need.

Helping families facing homelessness shows Christ’s love for our neighbors

Because these families with women and children are often coming out of a domestic violence situation, we most likely will never meet them for the sake of their safety and anonymity. This is how it should be. It is about them, not us.

Recognized Service Organizations – Second Quarter 2019 Newsletter

The LCMS Recognized Service Organizations newsletter features information about Perry Lutheran Homes in Perry, Iowa, where residents provide hope through its clay cross ministry.

Summer Servant Events still taking registrations

The events range in duration from a few days to several weeks and are open to a variety of ages.

Bethesda observes 115th anniversary, celebrates awareness month

Bethesda Lutheran Communities — an LCMS Recognized Service Organization — provides homes and other services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

From the mission field – Healing in Rwanda

In March, Ambassadors of Reconciliation, an LCMS Recognized Service Organization, provided reconciliation training for Rwandan pastors and laypeople affected by the 1994 genocide.

RSO update (Dec. 2018-March 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.

Convention servant event to assist mothers and children in need

Participants in the event, titled “Joy:fully Serving,” will prepare 275 baskets for distribution by two Florida-based LCMS Recognized Service Organizations.

Bethesda Auxiliary offering scholarships for seminarians, college students

Ten scholarships totaling $30,000 are available for individuals who plan to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.