Urban and Inner-City Mission

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Insights on Black Ministry’

During a webinar on “Insights on Black Ministry,” the Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray shared ways to establish and grow ministry to African-Americans in your community, and he addressed unique challenges such as racism, poverty, discrimination, and family structure.

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Mission & Theology of the City’

In the first installment of LCMS Urban & Inner City Mission webinars, Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Pulse describes his journey into urban mission and helps to answer the question, “Why does God care about the city, and why should the Body of Christ?”

Amid bitter cold, Lutherans share warm meal, bed

A reported 90 million Americans have experienced temperatures of zero degrees Fahrenheit or lower this week, and at least 21 deaths have been attributed to the cold.

New PALS resource aids transition from seminary to rural or urban ministry

Created and led by the directors of LCMS Rural & Small Town and Urban & Inner-City Mission, the course uses a combination of videos, prayers, Bible readings and study questions to guide new pastors in their transition from seminary to rural or urban ministry.

Webinars, podcasts support urban mission, church planting

The online resources from LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission and LCMS Church Planting are available at no cost.

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission: Caring for the homeless

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission offers helpful resources to assist in caring for the marginalized, including the homeless and others in need.

Boards and Business – International, National Mission hold regular meetings

The LCMS Board for International Mission met May 30–31, and the LCMS Board for National Mission met June 14–15 in St. Louis.

Because you care, we share Christ’s love with our neighbors

Together we will reach the least and the lost in MissionField: USA, and we will bring the Gospel to new people in new places across the country. We are going to tell the Good News and love our neighbor.

‘Mission Field: USA’ new online tool ‘first of its kind’ in LCMS

The self-paced online tool is a companion to the Mission Field: USA guidebook.

A Christmas Day Devotion for the Poor Among Us

Apart from God – we are all in the dark, we are all hungry, we are all homeless and alone. And when it comes to being saved by God, we are all beggars with nothing to offer. But God sent His Son to lavish us in the richness of His love and mercy. So my dear friends if you feel unwanted, unloved, unforgiven, lonely and written off by the world as unimportant, then let me just say this – Merry Christmas! God has sent His Son because you are wanted, you are loved, and you are forgiven. You are so precious that God would send His one and only Son to be born, to live, and to die in poverty so that you can have eternal life in glory with Him.

The End of the World and the Coming of Christ – An Advent Devotion for the Mission of the Church

John 14:25–31 25 “These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance…

Photo essay: Serving the homeless ‘anything but traditional’

Rev. John Suguitan and Deaconess Kelly Jacobs serve the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless in Cincinnati.

Empowerment Center, including Lutheran Hope Center, opens at Ferguson’s ‘ground zero’

LCMS missionary Rev. Micah Glenn and the Lutheran Hope Center are based there, along with community partners.

The Reformation of the Lutheran Church in America Today

Fast coming up on the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, what is the Reformation in its present form – right here and right now?

The Cost of Being a Disciple in Ferguson — Sermon for Installation Service of Rev. Micah Glenn

Rev. Steve Schave preached this sermon at Rev. Micah Glenn’s Installation Service. Rev. Glenn has been called to be a missionary to Ferguson, Mo., and Executive Director of The Lutheran Hope Center of Ferguson.

God’s Mercy in Philadelphia

God is working in Philadelphia, and we thank Him for the opportunity to be His hands and feet to His children there.