Witness and Outreach Ministry

Being the Remnant Church: Take Your Stand in the Land

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: “Don’t Go to Egypt”

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 Question of Revitalization

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.

Leapfrogging Our Judea

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.”

Witnessing through social media: The good, the bad and the ugly

Nuggets for witnessing through social media based on a KFUO interview with Rev. Mark Wood.

Oh, No! Revitalization!

“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.”

‘The 72’ needs congregations for outreach-training teams

“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.

Wood, Zill join national mission team

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.

Black convocation to offer ministry helps for all

The Black Ministry Family Convocation — set for July 9-13 in Kansas City, Mo. — isn’t just for African-Americans.

The Newsletter of The 72 – March 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Witness & Outreach Ministry, you will read about the work that has been done and is currently being done through The 72 program. You are provided feedback from a few congregations who have worked with The 72 this past year. In addition, information about The 72 training module updates and upcoming training events for those new to The 72 program is provided.

The Newsletter of The 72 – September 2013

In this issue from LCMS’ Witness & Outreach Ministry, you will read about the work that has been done and is currently being done through The 72 program. You are provided feedback from a few congregations who have worked with The 72 this past year. In addition, links to resources are given for those congregations interested in contacting The 72 and having its representatives work with them.

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.