Witness and Outreach Ministry

We have all the volunteers we need

How are we equipping, encouraging, and enabling the people God has given us to serve and volunteer in His mission?

College students gain tools for evangelism at LCMS U ‘Witness’ conference

The conference, held in Fort Wayne, Ind., offered dozens of sectionals, plenty of opportunities for fellowship, and worship at Concordia Theological Seminary and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

January’s ‘Witness’: Magazine on a ‘Mission’

The Epiphany issue, “Light for All Nations,” examines a range of topics relating to missions and evangelism.

New ‘Every One His Witness’ context module offers response to scientism

The new resource will help Lutherans share the Gospel in a world where many people see science as a god.

New resource aimed at witnessing to adult children who have left the church

The newest module in the Every One His Witness® (E1HW) evangelism program is about witnessing to adult children who have left the church.

Six things your congregation can do to get more people involved

We are celebrating the service of volunteers in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Wouldn’t it be great to have more volunteers to celebrate? Here are some ideas to get more people involved … and people more involved.

‘Every One His Witness’ evangelism program launches website

The website, the second part of the Every One His Witness (E1HW) program, contains videos that apply the E1HW approach to specific witnessing contexts.

Discover ways to support LCMS missionaries

For two months every two years, each LCMS missionary family returns to the United States. This is an opportunity for the congregations, groups, and individuals of the LCMS to renew or consider beginning their support of a missionary.

LCMS Witness & Outreach: re:Vitality and Every One His Witness

re:Vitality and Every One His Witness are separate, robust programs designed to complement and build upon each other. re:Vitality equips congregations and Every One His Witness equips individuals — both with the same purpose: to join in God’s mission to seek and to save the lost.

Reversing the LCMS membership decline: not just by having more children

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison comments on two major demographic studies about the Synod.

National mission board begins refining policies

The board also hears updates on the work taking place in the LCMS Office of National Mission.

RSTM conference looks toward future of national mission

The Rev. Mark Wood is among speakers sharing resources at the recent National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference in Wichita, Kan.

Gospel’s centrality key to BNM’s work in new triennium

Meeting in St. Louis Sept. 8-9, the Synod’s Board for National Mission hears reports on all 18 ministries of the LCMS Office of National Mission.

Effective Outreach: re:Vitality Connect to Disciple

Would you like to learn how to invite, welcome and receive people to your church? The Connect to Disciple workshop, the first module in the re:Vitality program, is designed to help your congregation develop effective outreach.

KFUO Audio: Interview about LCMS ‘Gospel Seeds’ program

The Rev. Dr. Carlos Hernandez, director, Church and Community Engagement with the LCMS Office of National Mission, talks with KFUO Radio’s Andy Bates about the LCMS program “Planting Gospel Seeds while Serving Human Needs.” The program helps congregations develop ways to enable their neighbors to break the cycles of poverty and struggle.

Delegates adopt two priority ‘National Witness’ resolutions

Delegates to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s 66th Regular Convention on Sunday adopted the first two resolutions presented by the “National Witness” floor committee.