At your urging, we’re working to establish an LCMS office — the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty — in Washington, D.C., the epicenter of where a compelling Christian witness is most needed.
In response to 2013 Resolution 3-13A, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations is undertaking an update to Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation, last revised in 1991.
We continue to connect The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s programs of mercy with our local congregations, our missionaries and our partner churches around the world.
One of the distinct joys we share as the body of Christ is our ability to work together. We don’t go off on our own. We don’t operate apart from those with whom we confess the faith.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Office of National Mission has continually asked one main question: “How can we best serve the districts of the Synod, and with them the congregations, schools and workers of the church?” That is no small task.
In the 121 years since the LCMS sent its first missionaries to India, our church has been involved in international mission. Much has changed since then.
The LCMS, in partnership with Lutheran World Relief and with the support of the United Nations Foundation, began engaging districts, congregations and schools in the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) in fall 2011. Together as a Synod since then, we raised more than $7 million in the global fight against malaria through LMI.
The Lutheran Church−Missouri Synod celebrates the sometimes-unsung servants of the Church by giving thanks for all of our professional church workers who serve the people of God in body and soul.
At the institutions of the Concordia University System, students learn and grow in an environment that upholds our Lutheran teaching that every person has inherent worth by virtue of his or her Creator. CUS students learn to find genuine value in caring for their neighbors in Witness, Mercy, Life Together.
The LCMS, through its School Ministry and Youth Ministry, aims to help our young people grow in their faith as they age, not grow away from their faith.
Jesus comes to serve you, and He does. He also has given you the gift of serving your neighbors — those people He has placed in your life. So, join us in receiving all that God has to give. Then turn right around in joyful service and love those in your midst. Thanks be to God, we know you can, and we pray you will.
LCMS international mission work abides in and by three tenets of the Christian faith: Baptism, catechesis and the Lord’s Supper. Within this insert, you’ll learn more about those three gifts and the way in which LCMS missionaries are sharing Christ’s Gospel to the ends of the earth!
LCMS national mission work is alive and vibrant. Its focus remains Witness, Mercy, Life Together right here in the United States, and staff seek to do that work—from Disaster Response to School Ministry—under a new umbrella: “Strong Faith. Fervent Love.”
This issue of Pastoral Education highlights some of the continuing education opportunities available through Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.