COVID-19 Resources for Congregations - Join the Conversation

In light of the recent coronavirus pandemic that has swept our nation and the world, we have put together a thread on our Facebook Page where LCMC pastors, leaders, and congregation members may share what they are doing in response to COVID-19 and offer any resources that they might have available to other congregations.  As we adapt to this time of social distancing in order to help prevent the spread of the virus, please consider ... [...]

An Important Update Regarding Our 2020 Youth Event

Friends, Thank you for your interest in our planned youth event this coming summer.  Obviously, events of the last few weeks, and the weeks going forward are having an impact on everything!  The last day to register for the youth event is April 1.  If you are planning to register, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible to give us the best indication of our numbers at the deadline. We need 175 participants to ... [...]

Intentional Interim Ministry Training Returns for 2020

A change of pastors is a significant and sometimes traumatic event in the life of the church and congregation.  The need has never been greater for trained intentional interim ministers who are called and equipped to assist congregations during times of change and transition.  Intentional interim ministry is not just filling a void during a pastoral vacancy, but focusing on developmental tasks of the congregation and process ... [...]

LCMC Announces Search for New Service Coordinator

In October 2019, Rev. Mark Vander Tuig announced his decision to retire from his position as the Service Coordinator for LCMC effective August 31, 2020.  The leadership and staff in LCMC have gone through a consultation process that aided the Board of Trustees in developing an opportunity profile for the incoming Service Coordinator.  This document is included at the LCMC website within the open position ... [...]

Mark Your Calendars for Three Days of Prayer 2021

LCMC pastors, members, and congregations from across the nation and around the globe joined together earlier this month to celebrate the association's 8th Annual Three Days of Prayer. 45% of followers who responded to our Facebook poll reported that this was their first time taking part in Three Days of Prayer with LCMC. While everyone was invited to start off the new year by setting aside some intentional time to pray each day from ... [...]

2019 Annual Gathering Videos Now Available for Streaming

Videos from our 19th Annual Gathering and Convention, which took place September 29 - October 2, 2019 in Omaha, NE, are now available for streaming!  To watch from our mobile app using your smartphone or tablet, simply tap on the "Media" tab, then select "2019 Annual Gathering" from the list of options.  The LCMC App is compatible with Apple TV and Chromecast, so you can use it to stream content directly to ... [...]

Three Days of Prayer Starts TOMORROW!

Our 8th Annual Three Days of Prayer is officially begins tomorrow!  In keeping with tradition, the focuses for each of the three days are as follows: January 7 - Confession January 8 - Petition January 9 - Vision We will be sharing daily reflections on the themes for each of the three days, so be sure you're following our Facebook page and/or have "opted in" for Three Days of Prayer notifications in our ... [...]

Register Now for Our 2020 Youth Event!

Registration is now open for our next high school youth event, Called 2: Love, which will be held July 21-24, 2020 at Grand View University in Des Moines, IA.   The event features worship, music, service projects, breakout sessions, and teachings on love, leadership, and what it takes to pursue a role in ministry.   Participants will also have a chance to connect with other high school students and youth leaders in LCMC ... [...]

LCMC to Host Conflict Coaches Training Event

Conflict is a normal part of our everyday lives.  We experience conflict in our relationships at home, places of work, community, and yes, even in our churches.  As many as 40% of our congregations will experience conflict to the point of disrupting mission!  During the past year, Rev. Perry Fruhling, Coordinator for Pastoral Ministry for LCMC, has been conducting Conflict Resolution Workshops around the ... [...]

LCMC Service Coordinator Position Update

At our 19th Annual Gathering and Convention, held in Omaha, NE September 29 – October 2, 2019, our Service Coordinator, Rev. Mark Vander Tuig announced his retirement effective August 31, 2020. Mark has done this so we, as a Board and as an association, can take this time to evaluate and assess both the state of LCMC and the position of Service Coordinator. [...]

Get Ready for Three Days of Prayer

If you haven't already begun to do so, it's time to start planning for #LCMC3DOP2020. Every congregation, member, and pastor is invited to join together from January 7-9, 2020 to start off the new year with this intentional time of prayer. [...]

LCMC Just Held Its 19th Annual Gathering & Convention - Here's Everything You Need to Know

A total of 763 people joined together in Omaha from September 29 - October 2, 2019 for Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ’s 19th Annual Gathering and Convention.   The total number of participants included 440 delegates, 190 church members, 24 seminarians, 49 vendors, 2 speakers, 8 members of the Board of Trustees, 6 LCMC staff members, and 44 guests who were non-members of LCMC.   The event kicked off with ... [...]

Watch LIVE - 19th Annual Gathering and Convention

Our 19th Annual Gathering & Convention begins today!  To find out how to watch live, access media, find news updates, and more, keep reading.   WATCH LIVE: If you were not able to attend this year, you can still catch a live webcast on our website (www.lcmc.net/live) beginning Sunday, September 29 at 7:00 P.M. CDT and ending Wednesday, October 2 at 11:00 A.M. CDT.  For a copy of this year's schedule, click ... [...]

Early Bird Annual Gathering Registration Ends Soon!

There are only TWO weeks left to register for the LCMC 19th Annual Gathering & Convention and still get the "Early Bird" rate!  The last day to beat the price increase is Thursday, August 15.  Tickets are still available for this year's fellowship dinner, so if you're interested in connecting with other LCMC-ers over dinner or joining a specific fellowship group, be sure to "opt in" for this ... [...]

LCMC to Offer Church Planting Boot Camp

Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ will offer its first ever Church Planting Boot Camp.  Led by LCMC Coordinator for Church Planting Development Dan Clites, this workshop is designed to engage, empower and successfully deploy those who are wired and called to consider starting up a church plant.  Church planters, planters to be, planters in discernment, and spouses, and church leaders are invited.  There is ... [...]

LCMC to Host 2020 Youth Event

Mark your calendars for our next high school youth event, which takes place July 21-24, 2020 at Grand View University in Des Moines, IA. The event includes teachings on love, leadership, and ministry, worship, service projects, breakout sessions, music, and a chance to connect with other high school students and youth leaders in LCMC. [...]

Church Planting Update

LCMC Coordinator for Church Planting Development Dan Clites, along with Matt Anderson, pastor of Surprise Church in Bismarck, ND, are traveling to several cities in Brazil on behalf of LCMC from June 18 through July 2 to meet with hundreds of Movemento Encontrao Lutheran pastors and leaders that are interested in joining the church planting movement. A group of Brazilian church planters will also be attending the LCMC Annual Gathering ... [...]

Register Now: 19th Annual Gathering and Convention

Registration is officially open for our 19th Annual Gathering and Convention, a four day event featuring keynote speakers, updates about LCMC, worship, vendors, Bible study, and breakout sessions, plus plenty of opportunities to connect and network with other pastors, leaders, and congregation members throughout our association. Greg Finke and Grace Johnson will serve as our keynote speakers this year as we "Listen Up!" to ... [...]

2019 Annual Gathering Photo Contest Announced!

How has your congregation “Listened Up” to the needs of others on a local, national, or international level over the past year? Enter the 2019 Annual Gathering Photo Contest and share your stories with us! The LCMC staff is once again welcoming photo submissions from LCMC pastors, leaders, and church members that depict how their congregation has been "in Mission for Christ" over the past ye [...]

Church Planting Retreat to Be Offered During Annual Gathering

Discipling: Beginning with the End in Mind Your church plant has a vision.  It is biblical and even ambitious.  But if you want to see people living in the reality of that vision some day, you will need to carefully craft a discipling process to that end.  With that in mind, the 2:47 Network is once again hosting a church planters retreat within the LCMC Annual Gathering, going deeper with our guest and keynote speaker, ... [...]

LCMC to Offer Conflict Resolution Workshops

The LCMC Ministry Board is announcing in place of a leadership conference, conflict resolution workshops will be held regionally throughout the United States.  Workshops will be led by LCMC Coordinator for Pastoral Ministry Perry Fruhling, a trained facilitator for Peter Steinke’s Healthy Congregations and has a variety of training in conflict resolution and family systems.  As we continue to grow as an ... [...]


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