Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs)

Miles to succeed Herman at Wheat Ridge Ministries

Paul Miles of Scottsdale, Ariz., will begin serving Oct. 26 as president and chief executive officer of Wheat Ridge, succeeding Dr. Richard Herman.

Marriage, sexuality conference encourages ‘confidence, cheer’

DOXOLOGY’s Aug. 12-13 “Finding Our Voice” conference in St. Louis helps participants speak “confidently and positively about the biblical vision for sexual fidelity.”

Ambassadors of Reconciliation makes staff changes

Founding President Ted Kober (left) is now the organization’s senior ambassador, and Dwight Schettler (right) serves as president.

Serving the Lord with Gladness at Any Age

During her 19 years as a volunteer at the Lutheran Home in Wauwatosa, Wis., Ruth Martens has found that the benefits of serving others greatly outweigh the sacrifices.

A Generation Engaged, A Community Restored

LCMS youth and young adults are actively engaged in caring for their neighbor, both here and abroad. These young people come together from all across the country to work hard, give of themselves and their time, and contribute to the well-being of their church and community for the sake of Christ.

Infographic: Serve with the LCMS

There are many opportunities to serve The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod at both the national and local levels.

Educators Help Students Overcome Life & Learning Hurdles

Whether it’s helping children cope with the demands of urban living or helping others rise above challenges they face in learning, Lutheran educators across the nation are there to help.

3,000-plus Ethiopian pastors claim Amharic ‘Book of Concord’

After decades without the book in their language, Ethiopian pastors can use it to learn what it means to be Lutherans committed to scriptural faithfulness.

Registration opens for 2015 LFL National Conference

The 2015 Lutherans For Life National Conference is set for Oct. 30-31 in Petersburg, Ky., under the theme “Created, Redeemed, Called.”

Salemink to succeed Lamb as LFL director

The Rev. Michael Salemink of Lafayette, Ind., will succeed the Rev. Dr. James Lamb as the next executive director of Lutherans For Life.

DOXOLOGY: Finding Lutheran ‘voice’ on same-sex issues

Hosted by DOXOLOGY, the “Finding Our Voice” National Insight conference is set for Aug. 12-13 at Saint Louis University.

From foster care to adulthood

In 2014, the LCMS gave a grant of $30,000 to Lutheran Social Services of the South for a new program that helps young people who “age out” of the foster-care system in Austin, Texas, become self-sufficient adults.

Lutheran Bible Translators relocating to Concordia, Mo.

The 50-year-old Bible-translation ministry plans to move to the campus of Saint Paul Lutheran High School by September.

Laborers strengthen outreach to Native American students

Laborers For Christ works with Lutheran Indian Ministries to build a new campus-ministry center at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kan.

Offering ‘Christ-Centered Services’ with Freedom

Increasingly, Christian and faith-based organizations are facing pressure to provide services without regard to sexual orientation, marital status or gender identity, even if it runs contrary to their religious beliefs or convictions. Read how one LCMS Recognized Service Organization in Iowa is taking a stand in the public square for religious liberty, life and marriage in the name of Christ.

Forging Mission Partnerships through God’s Grace

Forums, or “foros” as they are known in Latin America, have been created to provide a platform for LCMS entities in the United States to plug into the mission of the church abroad.