Registration for the Annual Gathering is Closed

Due to construction delays, the main sanctuary space at UALC will not be ready for use by the time the Annual Gathering is going to start on Sunday, October 3, 2021. We must move to a much smaller space, hence closing registration for the Annual Gathering this year. All registrations received through Thursday, September 16, 2021, have been confirmed. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept walk-in registrations. If ... [...]

LCMC Group Health Plan Announcement

LCMC Congregations, Pastors, and Leaders,  The LCMC Board is pleased to announce the start-up of a group health plan for our association, including coverage for pastors and eligible staff members within the congregations! The LCMC Board has explored various plan designs and options available, and to finalize those findings, LCMC has partnered with the Hahn Financial Group, Inc. for implementation. The next step is to gather ... [...]

Now Closed - 21st Annual Gathering & Convention Registration

Registration is now closed for the 2021 Annual Gathering & Convention.  Due to space limitations at the venue, we have closed registration and can no longer accept new registrations for the event.  We look forward to a great event and will be live streaming, so if you are not able to attend in person, you are welcome to participate online.  More information on how to access the livestream will be available on our ... [...]

Save The Date for Our Next National Youth Event

Mark your calendar now for LCMC’s next national youth event, which takes place July 19-22, 2022 at Grand View University in Des Moines, IA.   The event is open to high school students completing grades 8-12, youth ministry leaders, and adult chaperones, and is designed to serve as a leadership development experience for both students and youth leaders.   Registration for the event will be online only and opens November ... [...]

LCMC to Offer Congregational Conflict Team Training

Has your congregation experienced conflict recently?  Are you prepared for a conflict that might arise during the upcoming months or years?  We invite all LCMC pastors, congregational leaders, and interested congregation members to a new online Zoom “Congregational Conflict Team” training on Saturday, October 9 or Saturday, October 23, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. CDT. We encourage congregations across the ... [...]

Advanced Intentional Interim Ministry Training Returns for 2022

Advanced Intentional Interim Ministry Training has returned.  The intentional interim ministers will gather January 17-20, 2022 at Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center in Carefree, AZ.  This is an incredible campus and the event is designed for both equipping for ministry and rejuvenation from ministry.  We begin Monday night at 6:00 P.M. with dinner, worship, and fellowship. Class begins Tuesday morning at 8:00 A.M. with ... [...]

LCMC to Offer Monthly Zoom Meetings for Youth Leaders

For the past several months, a team of LCMC staff and leaders have been discerning and planning our next national youth event (The Way • The Truth • The Life, July 19-22, 2022 at Grand View University in Des Moines, IA). As we’ve discussed plans for the gathering, a shared heart and desire to attend to the care of youth leaders has become a focus. In our meetings, we’ve had conversation about common topics of ... [...]

Safe Place - FREE Webinar

Join us online May 18-19, 2021 for "Safe Place", a FREE webinar hosted by LCMC Service Coordinator Mike Bradley.  In a culture which is often judgmental, condemning, arrogant, angry, and polarizing, becoming a safe place is an essential key for increasing our effective witness in the world. Being a safe place creates an atmosphere to build authentic relationships, struggle without judgment, and ask real questions; a place ... [...]

The Purpose of Districts and Fellowships in LCMC

It’s great to be aboard the LCMC national staff as Coordinator for Districts and Fellowships. While this is a brand new position, LCMC’s commitment to districts and fellowships goes back to our earliest days. Our founding documents highlight local, grassroots partnerships as crucial for congregational support in carrying out their missions. Districts can be places for shared mission endeavors, collegiality and ... [...]

Register Now! - 21st Annual Gathering and Convention

“Speak It, Live It, Share It” is the theme of our 21st Annual Gathering & Convention, which will take place October 3-6, 2021 at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church in Hilliard, OH, and registration is officially open!   Keynote speakers Jeremey King, Nathan Hoff, Jenn Alexander, Julie Smith, Andrea Taphorn, and Mike Bradley will take the stage to help us uncover some practical ways in which we can speak, live, and share ... [...]

Connecting, Equipping and Caring for Leaders

Connecting, equipping, and caring for leaders.  This has been a passion of mine throughout my forty-two years of vocational ministry as a youth minister, associate pastor, lead pastor, seminary president, and now as Service Coordinator for LCMC. With that in mind, I am looking forward with much anticipation to attending and helping lead the annual meeting for LCMC District and Fellowship Group leaders, along with our newest staff ... [...]

Meet Our Newest Staff Member!

As LCMC’s Service Coordinator, I am delighted to announce a new addition to our national staff. I have asked Pastor Julie Smith to join our team as the Coordinator for Districts and Fellowship Groups. Adding this position to our team will enable us to be more effective in connecting, equipping, and caring for all congregations and leaders throughout the association. We believe that developing a healthy and robust district and ... [...]

LCMC Lutheran Men to Reorganize Funding Program

The purpose of LCMC-Lutheran Men is to worship God by helping congregations through the money we collect from the men of our congregations plus grants provided by congregations. After much discussion, our board has decided to reorganize our funding program.  Currently, we have two funds, the Loan Fund and the Gift Fund. The Loan Fund is designed to provide a no interest loan to small/mission congregations that can be used for building ... [...]

Three Days of Prayer Begins Tuesday, January 5!

LCMC’s Three Days of Prayer on January 5-7, 2021 is an opportunity for us to follow the Lord’s example and to come together as one across the association with a shared purpose: to pray. Follow along with us on Facebook or in the app during each of the three days, and please consider sharing your testimony with us by taking our survey. [...]

2020 Annual Gathering Videos Now Available!

Videos from our 20th Annual Gathering & Convention, which took place October 5 at North Heights Lutheran Church in Arden HIlls, MN, are now available for streaming.  To watch from your mobile device, download our mobile app, tap on the "Media" tab, then select "2020 Annual Gathering" from the list of options.  The app is compatible with AirPlay and Google Cast, enabling users to play content on a TV or ... [...]

2020 Annual Gathering Recap - Here's What You Need to Know

A total of 139 people joined together in person at North Heights Lutheran Church on October 5 to celebrate Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ's 20th Annual Gathering and Convention. This total included 105 voting delegates, 14 guests, 8 members of the board of trustees, 5 members of the LCMC staff, 5 members of the ministry board, and 2 speakers. The event, which was also live streamed online, featured a discussion on the ... [...]

Trustees Thank Jeff Wold for His Service

From the LCMC Board of Trustees - It is with real regret that I inform the LCMC of the resignation of our treasurer, Jeff Wold.  Jeff Wold served as a trustee and then as treasurer for a total of three years.  Jeff has been a valuable addition to our board and an important voice in this transition process and hiring of the new Service Coordinator for LCMC.  Jeff has been prayerfully considering the demands of the ... [...]

LCMC Conflict Coaches To Be Available

LCMC Conflict Coaches Training has been taking place in August and September.  LCMC Coordinator for Pastoral Ministry Perry Fruhling, continues to work with potential coaches who are preparing to be available to congregations throughout the association.  The training has consisted of understanding conflict from a systems perspective, learning to identify sources of anxiety in congregational conflict, and developing skills in the ... [...]

Conflict Resolution Workshop Video Available

Congregations who are interested in viewing the LCMC conflict resolution workshop video recorded by LCMC Coordinator for Pastoral Ministry Perry Fruhling, may email Perry (perry@lcmc.net) for a link to the video along with the workshop workbook.  Congregational councils, small groups, or newly forming conflict resolution teams may have interest in forming a study around the video presentations.  The video was recorded at ... [...]

Ordination Pins Available

Although this year's Annual Gathering will be a bit different from usual, ordination anniversaries are still something we would like to recognize. If you are celebrating a significant anniversary of ordination this year and would like to receive a pin to commemorate this special milestone, please contact Cathy Nichol. [...]

LCMC Clothing Available

LCMC has clothing items available in various sizes for $10.00 plus shipping: Men's Black Polos Sandstone T-Shirts Navy Blue T-Shirts Black T-Shirts Contact Cathy Nichol, LCMC Administrative Coordinator, at (734) 788-7476 or cathy@lcmc.net for available sizes and to order. [...]


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