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 ... [...]

Pastor Directrory Update

The LCMC staff is putting together a public list of all pastors serving LCMC congregations to be available on our website.  We have been developing the forms and creating the systems on our website that will allow our pastors, both those in a contract call and on our list of certified pastors, to give us their contact information, ministry training credentials, and a profile photo.  Letters and emails will be sent out to all ... [...]

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 [...]

Financial Update

In November we sent out a request for funds.  We were running about 9% (which comes to about $90,000) behind our budgeted goals—and you responded!  Thank you for your faithful and generous support.  Because of what was given, we have now fully funded our budget!  Again, thank you!  LCMC relies solely on the offerings of its member congregations and what is given allows this association to ... [...]

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 ... [...]

Are You Connected?

We need your help to keep your congregation and clergy profiles up to date! If you notice any information in your congregational or clergy profile (listed under "Directories") that needs to be updated, please click on the "Update Info" button in the upper right hand corner of your profile page to notify our staff of any changes. Thank you! [...]

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 ... [...]

Everything You Need to Know for Three Days of Prayer

You're invited to join together in prayer with people across our association for three days at the start of the new year. Our 7th Annual Three Days of Prayer takes place January 1-3, 2019. If your congregation has not already begun to start planning, now is a good time!  The themes for each of the three days are as follows: Tuesday, January 1: This is a day focused on confession. We have made our lives, our ... [...]

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 ... [...]

Video: Our Association Needs Your Support

Our association needs your financial support. At this point we are about 9% behind of our budgeted goals. Please consider how you might support our association. We believe that the congregation is the front line of ministry. Your financial contributions make possible the training and equipping of people in the local church by our staff who come out to the congregations of LCMC at no cost. Tra [...]

LCMC Stickers On Sale Now!

Due to popular demand, we now have stickers available in the LCMC store, and they're on sale now for a limited time!  Choose from two designs (our "official" logo, or a graphic only version), four different sizes (2 inch, 3 inch, 4 inch, and 6 inch), and two different background colors (white or clear).  Stickers will also be available as part of our 2018 Annual Gathering collection from now through the end of ... [...]

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 ... [...]

Youth Mission Trip Details Announced

Join other LCMC youth and leaders for a week of service, learning, fellowship, fun and devotion on mission for Christ. July 14-19, 2019 a group will be serving the Lakota people of Pine Ridge, South Dakota. This trip includes construction, relational, and community opportunities for ministry. For details email sstrachan@faithabq.org. [...]

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 ... [...]


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