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 [...]

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 ... [...]

Annual Gathering Photo Contest Ends July 16th

There are still a few more weeks to submit photos for our 2018 Annual Gathering Photo Contest.  The theme of our 2018 Annual Gathering is "Growing Up", and to help illustrate this concept throughout our book, we would love to see photos of service projects, outreach events/activities/programs, mission trips, creative/artistic projects, disaster relief, or church planting efforts from any and all age groups within your ... [...]

MFTH Service Project Update

To date we have raised $6,534.59 for our Annual Gathering service project with Meals from the Heartland! To learn more or make an online donation towards this project, CLICK HERE.  To donate via snail mail, please make all checks payable to LCMC and be sure to indicate that your donation is for the "MFTH Service Project".  Checks should be mailed to the LCMC office at: LCMC 7000 North Sheldon Road Canton, MI ... [...]

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 ... [...]

Our 2018 Service Project And How You Can Help

Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ will once again be teaming up with Meals from the Heartland to help feed the hungry at both our Called 2 Follow youth event and our 18th Annual Gathering.  When we hosted our 2014 Annual Gathering in Des Moines, we raised over $90,000 and packaged almost 300,000 meals with Meals from The Heartland.  (Watch a video of the experience here!) In 2016, we worked with Meals from the ... [...]

Get Mobile Updates!

Did you know that the LCMC App lets you sign up to receive news updates on your mobile device based entirely on your interests?  Here's a breakdown of what's available: General Notifications: Select this option if you’d like to be notified of only the basics, such as major announcements that aren’t related to attending a specific event.  (Examples: New videos/podcasts, service projects, contests, and any ... [...]

Seminary Students, Save the Date!

Seminary students: discover what tools your head, heart, and hands will need in order to become a pastor in LCMC at our next Seminarian Retreat October 5-7, 2018 at Riverside Bible Camp in Story City, IA.  This is affordable weekend retreat for seminary students is held every other year on the Friday evening through Sunday morning immediately preceding the Annual Gathering.  Spouses are also welcome to attend.  This ... [...]

A Word from Mark...

Our 17th Annual Gathering and Convention was held in Minneapolis, MN on October 8-11, just a few weeks ago.  We had just over 900 people in attendance, representing 412 of the 750 congregations of LCMC.  This year for the first time we sat around tables so that participants could discuss the information presented and it was genuinely appreciated.  To recognize the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s ... [...]

Luther and Katy Presentation Well Received

During the 2017 Annual Gathering, Johan and Sonja Hinderlie shared a skit depicting on Martin Luther and his wife Katy in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. This was well received and we have had many requests for more information.  Johan has graciously provided a video on the 95 Thesis that we have linked here.  It is available for download so you will be able to share it with you congregation as you ... [...]

Over 900 Attend LCMC 17th Annual Gathering

A total of 903 people attended our 17th Annual Gathering. Videos of the speakers from this year’s event will be available on our website and in our mobile app in winter 2018. We will make an announcement via e-newsletter, blog, and mobile app when our videos have been posted, so stay tuned! [...]

Early Bird Annual Gathering Registration Ends September 1st!

Friday, September 1st is the last day to register for our 17th Annual Gathering and still receive the discounted rate!   The format of this year's event will be a bit different from that of previous years in the interest of offering people in LCMC more opportunities to connect with one another than ever before.  After a brief introduction of each topic from a theological perspective, followed by a panel discussion focusing on ... [...]

SALE: Shop the 17th Annual Gathering Collection!

What's better than attending our 17th Annual Gathering in Minneapolis this October?  Attending our 17th Annual Gathering in style while sipping coffee from a brand new LCMC-themed travel mug, of course!  Select t-shirts and coffee mugs are on sale in the LCMC Store now through August 9th, so if you haven't had a chance to nab any items from our limited time 17th Annual Gathering Collection yet, now's your ... [...]

AG Photo Contest Deadline is July 17th

There's still time to enter our 2017 Annual Gathering photo contest before the Monday, July 17th deadline date! If your congregation has taken part in any projects, organized any events, or participated in any mission or ministry activities that exemplify what it means to be "in Mission for Christ" at a local, national, or international/global level over the past year, we're inviting YOU to submi [...]

Enter the 2017 Annual Gathering Photo Contest!

If your congregation has taken part in any projects, organized any events, or participated in any mission or ministry activities that exemplify what it means to be "in Mission for Christ" at a local, national, or international/global level over the past year, we're inviting YOU to submit photos for our 2017 Annual Gathering Photo Contest! [...]

Register Now for our 17th Annual Gathering

Online registration is now open for our 17th Annual Gathering and Convention, which takes place October 8-11, 2017 at the Hilton Minneapolis in downtown Minneapolis, MN.  The theme of this year's event is “We Confess Our Faith”.  Our format will be a bit different this year, hoping to engage those attending in the conversation of three of the fundamental teachings of the Reformation: Justification The ... [...]

Lutheran World Relief Service Project Update

At our 2016 Annual Gathering in Denver, Colorado, we partnered with Lutheran World Relief to assemble 8,228 personal care kits for people in need.  The staff of LCMC has received an update from Lutheran World Relief that the kits we packaged have been shipped to Angola on March 28, 2017 and should be arriving within the next four months.  Lutheran World Relief will be working with Hope for Angola to ensure that the ... [...]

Watch Now: 2016 Annual Gathering Videos

Video content from our 16th Annual Gathering, which took place last October in Denver, Colorado, is now available for streaming online and in our mobile app.  In addition to our 2016 Annual Gathering Series, which features presentations from our event speakers and staff members, we have also recently released two new video workshop series: Church Planting 101 and Pete the Planner.  Designed for those who are interested in ... [...]

Over 800 Attend 16th Annual Gathering in Denver

A total of 806 people joined us at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center in Denver, Colorado from October 2-5, 2016 for the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ 16th Annual Gathering. Videos from this year's event will be available online and in our mobile app in winter 2017. [...]

Our Website Has a New Layout!

The LCMC Staff and Board of Trustees is excited to announce that today we have launched a new and improved version of our website in conjunction with our new logo and mobile app.  To help make using our site a better experience for all, we have simplified our layout, made our site easier to navigate overall, and completely optimized it for use on your smartphone or tablet, so you can access the same resources and information as before in ... [...]

LCMC Launches New Logo and Mobile App

Today LCMC kicked off its 16th Annual Gathering in Denver, CO by announcing its first ever mobile app and unveiling a brand new, freshly updated logo.   The LCMC mobile app makes it easy to access videos and podcasts, receive news updates, and stay connected with other people throughout the association. With the in app web player, you can catch live events, stream videos and podcasts, and even play content on your TV screen using ... [...]


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