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In this scene from the new, two-part LCMS video “The Luther Mile,” Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison (second from right, in hat) and Rev. Dr. Hans-Jörg Voigt (right), bishop of the Independent Evangelical-Lutheran Church, the LCMS partner church in Germany, discuss historic Reformation sites with a tour group in the Wittenberg, Germany, town square. The video is among resources available to help congregations and others celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this fall. (LCMS/Al Dowbnia)

Follow in Luther’s footsteps with new Reformation resources

Three new resources complement those that are already available to help congregations, groups and individuals celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this fall.

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‘Stand’ grants enable mercy, witness outreach

Part of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, $1 million is awarded in “Stand With Your Community” grants.

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Board OKs ‘balanced’ $75.5 million Synod budget

During its May 16-17 meeting in St. Louis, the LCMS Board of Directors also sets Milwaukee as the site for the 2016 Synod convention.

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LCMS initial reaction to Thrivent’s ‘Financial Neutrality Policy’

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, guided by the Word of God, is unabashedly and actively pro-life. Thus we are deeply concerned by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’ decision, announced Feb. 6, 2014, to adopt a “Financial Neutrality Policy” effective immediately to guide its decisions for outreach funding of charitable organizations.

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LCMS responds to Thrivent’s ‘pro-abortion’ funding

Hearing that Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has provided funding to several Planned Parenthood affiliates, the Synod’s Office of the President issues a statement of concern.

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Thrivent Funding of Pro-Abortion Organizations: LCMS Concerns

The LCMS Office of the President issues a statement regarding Thrivent funding of pro-choice organizations.

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