Urban and Inner-City Mission

Board approves matching funds to boost urban/inner-city mission

In addition to adopting several other actions at its Aug. 22 meeting, the Synod’s Board of Directors held its triennial retreat.

Newlyweds share ‘terror’ of Ferguson riots; Synod responds with prayer, presence

Amid the racially charged protests in Ferguson, Mo., Lutherans are doing what they can to bring peace.

Audio interview: Dealing with unrest

The Rev. Steve Schave, director of Urban & Inner-City Mission, and the Rev. Dr. John Nunes, Emil and Elfriede Jochum professor and chair at Valparaiso University, discuss ministry in urban areas as well as the unrest unfolding in Ferguson, Mo., and around the world. KFUO Interview — Aug. 13, 2014.

Video: ‘Life Together in Community: They Are in the Image of God’

Rev. Steven Schave, director of LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, explains how this ministry works to boost revitalization efforts and spread the Gospel.

BNM welcomes new members as its work continues

At its May 30-31 meeting, the Synod’s Board for National Mission continues work on refining policies and on a theological statement for mission.

Urban & Inner-City Mission launches new website

The website features what’s happening in LCMS urban mission and a new Facebook page offers updates and a way for followers to connect.

10 Questions with Rev. James Sharp

The Rev. James Sharp is a busy Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod pastor who is leading a dual parish in Maryland.

Urban, inner-city ministry: a ripe mission field

The Synod’s Urban & Inner-City Ministry gets new energy with new director: Rev. Steve Schave.

Life Together

The LCMS Office of National Mission (ONM) works to foster healthy Lutheran congregations that bear witness and have mercy in that same life together.