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 ... [...]

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 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. [...]

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 [...]

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 ... [...]

2019 Annual Gathering Update

Plans are well under way for the 2019 Annual Gathering and Convention, September 29 - October 2 in Omaha, Nebraska.  Our theme this year is “Listen Up!”  We will spend our time together considering the challenges that come in our attempts to hear clearly.  How do we listen for God’s  callings in our lives?  How do we listen to the needs of our neighbors?  How do we listen across generational ... [...]

Mark Your Calendars for Three Days of Prayer 2020

Join us from January 7-9, 2020, as we lift up our congregations, our country, and the nations in prayer for the eighth consecutive year. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to follow us at facebook.com/lcmc.net or sign up for Three Days of Prayer notifications in the LCMC app so you can follow along with us during each of the three days. Detailed information on this event, plus resour [...]

LCMC to Offer Basic and Advanced Intentional Interim Ministry Training

LCMC is constantly encountering congregations and pastors in transition.  With so many baby boomer pastors retiring in the next few years, the need for trained, intentional interim pastors has never been greater. LCMC is offering an intentional interim ministry basic training class for interested LCMC pastors July 8 through July 10 at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa.  This course will be taught again by Pastor Steve ... [...]

2019 Leadership Conference Update

The LCMC Ministry Board has announced that our 2019 Leadership Conference will be done regionally throughout the United States.  We hope to offer several events at times and dates to be announced soon.  Some of these regional events will coincide with LCMC district gatherings in order to optimize travel efforts. This year’s Leadership Conference events will focus on Conflict Resolution.  Pastor Perry Fruhling, LCMC ... [...]

Annual Gathering Videos Now Available for Streaming

Videos from our 18th Annual Gathering and Convention, which took place October 7-10, 2018 in Des Moines, IA, are now available for streaming!  To watch from our mobile app using your smartphone or tablet, simply tap on the "Media" tab, then select "2018 Annual Gathering" from the list of options.  As a reminder, the LCMC App is compatible with Apple TV and Google Chromecast, allowing you to use it to stream ... [...]

18th Annual Gathering - Here's How to Watch LIVE

Our 18th Annual Gathering and Convention is officially underway!  For those who are tuning in from home this year, a live webcast of the event will be available on our website (www.lcmc.net/live) beginning October 7, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. (Central Time) and ending at noon on Wednesday, October 10.  Downloadable copies of this year's Annual Gathering Book can be found on our website under Events > Media as well as in our ... [...]

175 Attend Called 2: Follow Youth Event

Just a few weeks ago we completed the second “Called 2:” youth event.  It was once again held at the campus of Grand View University and was led by pastors, leaders and teachers from our association.  This is unlike any other youth event with which people may be familiar.  We are not trying to gather thousands, entertain them, wow them, or make them question everything they may have learned in Sunday ... [...]

Why Attend the Annual Gathering?

We are getting ready for our 18th get together in Des Moines, Iowa! I like to think of our gathering as more of a family reunion than anything else. It is a time for us to connect, network, renew old friendships and make new ones. But why would you bother to go? Why would you make the commitment of time and money to attend? There are some very good reasons, I want to share a few of them with [...]

Start Planning Now for Three Days of Prayer

If you haven't already begun to do so, it's time to start planning for our next annual Three Days of Prayer event, which takes place January 1-3 2019!  Following the trend of past years, the theme for each day is as follows: January 1 is a day focused on confession January 2 is a day for petition January 3 is a day for vision There's no right or wrong way to structure this event, so do what works best for ... [...]

Meals from the Heartland Service Project Update

At their last meeting, the LCMC Board of Trustees decided to cancel the meal packaging event scheduled for the Tuesday night of our upcoming Annual Gathering and Convention in Des Moines.  To date, we have only received just over $11,000 of our $80,000 fundraising goal for this project. We are grateful for everyone who has already contributed.  All of the funds donated, as well as any future contributions, will be given ... [...]

Headed to One of These Great Events? Don't Forget to Register!

It's already the middle of July, and we have a great lineup of events planned for the next few months. As you're making your travel plans this summer (if you haven't done so already), please don't forget to register for any events you may be planning to attend.  Not only will registering in advance help to ensure our staff can provide the best possible experience for everyone, it can also help you save some cash! We ... [...]

Church Planting Retreat to Take Place After Annual Gathering

LCMC church planters and missional types are invited to The 2:47 Network Church Planting Retreat immediately following the LCMC Annual Gathering at nearby Lutheran Church of the Cross in Altoona, Iowa.  “The Next Generation” discussion starts at 2:00 pm on October 10th, and wraps-up by noon on the 11th.  There is no charge to attend, but lodging and meals are on your own.  For greater details and to ... [...]

Interested in Serving in an Interim Ministry Role?

If you are a pastor who is interested in serving in an interim ministry role during the next year, and have not yet received LCMC training, there are still a few spots open at this year’s LCMC Intentional Interim Ministry Training event.   More and more we are discovering the vital role that interim ministry plays in helping a congregation transition from one ministry to another. There are a certain set of skills and ... [...]

18th Annual Gathering Registration is Open

"Growing Up" is the theme of our 18th Annual Gathering and Convention, and we've invited Dr. Kent Hunter of Church Doctor Ministries to help us consider how congregations of all sizes can be focused on the Great Commission and develop a kingdom mindset.  Jo Kinnard will be returning this year to serve as our Bible study leader as we reflect on the text of Ephesians 4.  Mark Vander Tuig and Perry Fruhling will ... [...]

Seminarian Retreat Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for our 2018 Seminarian Retreat.  Held the weekend before the Annual Gathering, the event serves as an opportunity for seminary students to get connected with one another, network, learn more about yourself and your calling, and ask any questions you may have about the LCMC call process. The retreat takes place October 5-7, 2018 at Riverside Bible Camp in Story City, IA.  Registration is $50 per ... [...]

LAST CALL for Called 2 Follow Registration

We have extended the deadline to register for the youth event this summer until Sunday, April 15, but this is the LAST CALL.  We need to have all registrations and deposit money in by the 15th.  Called 2 Follow takes place July 17-20 at Grand View University in Des Moines, IA and all information including speakers, breakouts, service projects, the agenda, and more can be found under "Events" our website. Click Here ... [...]


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