Are we ready for a serious go at journeying through Lent? If so, perhaps we should stop giving up things for Lent and use this sacred time to take up things instead.
Leaders from across the Synod gather to address priority issues affecting the future of the LCMS.
It’s interesting that when we want our pastors to make themselves publically recognizable we ask them to “put on their collars.” Isn’t that what we need every day in our communities? Doesn’t the declining spiritual condition of America today call for pastors to stand up by, among other ways, standing out?
There are many opportunities to serve The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod at both the national and local levels.
A comfort dog may ease one’s tensions and bring a sense of relief, but a comfort dog can’t bring peace to a person’s soul. For that, God has called upon you to speak the Gospel.
In strength or weakness, when we have plenty or when we are in want, as a powerful church or as a remnant church, we sow for this promised future.
Membership, financial resources, and influence are in decline, even steep decline, in many congregations. Now fewer people with fewer resources and less influence remain to do what the larger, more prosperous, and more favored church failed to do …
Being the Remnant Church is a call to the Cross … Our Savior’s urgent plea for His Remnant Church — for our sake as well as for the sake of those who are perishing around us — is “Don’t go to Egypt.”
The church can be the church she is called to be without being liked, appreciated, or favored by the culture in which she exists. Indeed, we may even find that we can more readily be a faithful church when we are not liked, appreciated, or favored.
Researchers have declared that our nation is now the third largest mission field in the world. Yet, we continue to think of mission work as something to do “over there.”
Nuggets for witnessing through social media based on a KFUO interview with Rev. Mark Wood.
“Revitalization” isn’t the best word to describe the work of helping congregations be healthy and whole, but it’s the one we use. Once we get past the stigma of the word, we discover that every congregation needs “revitalization.”
“We are anxious to help members of as many congregations as possible to be missionaries in their local mission fields,” says the Rev. Al Tormoehlen, director of The 72.
The Rev. Mark A. Wood (left) is director of LCMS Witness & Outreach Ministry, and the Rev. Marcus T. Zill is director of LCMS Campus Ministry and LCMS U.