We're Forming a Non-Geographic Hispanic Network!

We have a number of congregations and ministries that have a tremendous outreach to Hispanic communities, and it would good if we could get these leaders, ministers, ministries connected.  If your congregation is currently carrying out an Hispanic ministry, mission, or agency in our association, and you would like to get connected, please click here and sign up.  If you are interested in learning more about developing an Hispanic ... [...]

Annual Gathering Photo Contest Now Open!

We’re looking for photos that exemplify what it means to be “in mission for Christ” in the 21st century to include in the 2016 Annual Gathering Book and on our website. Photos must be submitted via our online photo submission form by Friday, July 1 and will be selected based on subject matter, photo quality, and story. [...]

Registration Now Open for 2016 Leadership Conference

Registration is now open for Shift: Retooling Church, our 2016 Leadership Conference, which will take place April 10-12 at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Altoona, IA. Pastors, church leaders and church members who register for the conference by Monday, February 29 will receive a discounted registration rate! Through the use of keynote speakers, skits and small group discussions, this year's con [...]

LCMC Missions Forum Update

If you are like me, you often feel overwhelmed by all of the negative and depressing reports of world events, as they affect our mission fields. However, I just received the latest mission update from the Augustana District (AD-LCMC), and I wanted to pass along a POSITIVE news update.  One year ago, the AD sent a 12 person fact finding team to visit with the Tabor congregation in Ethiopia. Out of that meeting came a partnership where ... [...]

LCMC Staff Welcomes Photo Submissions for 2015 Annual Gathering Book

Our 15th Annual Gathering, themed “Our DNA”, is all about celebrating what it truly means for us to be Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ. In accordance with this year’s theme, we’re inviting all “LCMC-ers” out there to show us, in a photograph, how their congregation exemplifies what it means to be an LCMC congregation. Special consideration will be given to all photos submitted on or [...]

Register Now for LCMC's 14th Annual Gathering!

What do we say and how do we respond?  These are the questions that often face Christians and Lutherans in 2014 right here in America.  We are now living in a “post-denominational era”; the way we used to do church is no longer working.  Times have changed and we now need to be able to defend, explain and affirm our faith in Christ alone.  We have been given a great heritage of faith and theology through the ... [...]

LCSS Seeks Translated Copies of Luther's Small Catechisms

I ask that you focus your attention on the immediate short term appeal from Pastor Jordon Long, President of the Lutheran Church of South Sudan (LCSS).  The LCSS is a new church with no walls.  Most of its members worship in tents, huts, or open spaces. and they have no educational materials written in their indigenous languages.  On March 14, Pastor Jordon was able to communicate with Eric Swensson and update the current ... [...]

Blessman Ministries Plants First LCMC Congregation in South Africa

Later this month, we will be planting the first LCMC Church in all of South Africa.  We will be calling Pastor Matt Shields, who is just finishing up his schooling at Luther Seminary.  The church will be in a rural country school house building that has electricity, running water and an outdoor toilet.  It is a gathering place for our rural farm area, is the voting polling place, and has a soccer field where nearby farmers ... [...]

LCMC Announces September Missions Conference

This September, the Great Commission Lutherans of Northwest Iowa will host A Light for All Peoples!, a Missions Conference aimed at equipping pastors and church leaders with the skills to ignite a passion within their congregations for sharing God's mission beyond the walls of the church building. Keynote speakers Rev. Dr. Gemechis Buba, Ethiopian Evangelist and NALC’s leader of World Mission, Rev. Ken Kimball, Dean of the Iowa ... [...]

Last Day for A4C Photographs

Throughout the month of July, the staff of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ has invited the members who make up our association to send us photographs depicting how they have been working as "Ambassadors for Christ" within their own congregations, within their community, or anywhere within the world.    The goal?  To incorporate the personal stories of our own members, rather than stock art, to depict the theme ... [...]

Don't Just Tell Us, Show Us!

Get your cameras ready!  Design projects for the LCMC 12th Annual Gathering are currently underway, and to help illustrate this year's theme, Ambassadors for Christ, our staff is currently seeking photographs from our member congregations to be incorporated into the design of our Big Book, which will be distributed at the event this October. Photo submissions are welcome from any and all LCMC congregations.  This includes ... [...]

Haitians Learn to 'See Through the Scriptures'

As the saying goes, Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. That is why Rev. Dr. Harry Wendt, President of Crossways International, developed See Through the Scriptures, a visually based program designed to help people in countries around the globe develop a strong understanding of the meaning of the Scriptures and gain the ability to teach the Message to others. Rev. Jeanel ... [...]

Idaho Congregation Invites Local Community to 'Come Grow with Us'

If you really want to speak effectively to a group of people, it is best to find a common ground of understanding on which you can relate to them. At least that is what the members of Shepherd of the Falls Lutheran Church thought when they decided to design a float for the American Falls Day Parade, part of an annual county fair and homecoming festival that takes place every August within the tiny farming community of American Falls, Idaho. ... [...]


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