LCMC Announces Search for New Service Coordinator

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 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 ... [...]

Calvary Lutheran Church, Lee, IL Calls Pr Craig Nelson

It had to be more than a coincidence, Craig Nelson said. It was more like a sign. Shortly before he interviewed to become the pastor at Calvary Lutheran Church in Lee, Nelson said he was studying Revelation 2:17 in the Bible. “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on ... [...]

LCMC Welcomes 500th Congregation

CANTON, MI - As Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC) prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary as an association, it is with joy that they also mark a new milestone and welcome their 500th congregation into membership. On August 22, 2010, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Morris, Minnesota, a new mission start congregation, voted to join LCMC. The acceptance of the application for membership makes this congregation number 500 ... [...]

LCMC, Lutheran Core, WA Meet - Pledge Cooperation and Support

@import url(; MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Leaders of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ, Lutheran CORE and the WordAlone Network met jointly in a Minneapolis suburb in mid-January to discuss and coordinate their ministry to individuals and churches seeking biblical, confessional, Lutheran teaching and practice. The three groups were founded over the ... [...]

Roanoke Lutheran Church Opts Out of National Assembly

Members of Roanoke's St. John Lutheran Church voted Sunday to leave the church's national organization in a dispute about gay clergy. The vote affirms a September ballot that also was in favor of leaving the national Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, which stirred controversy in August with a statement that gay people in committed relationships could serve as clergy. St. John will join the smaller Lutheran Congregations in Mission for ... [...]

Lutheran Schism Feared After Vote on Gays

votes recasting the role of homosexuals in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, a mop-up operation had begun a few blocks away. In a hospitality suite on the 12th floor of the Doubletree Hotel, Bill Sullivan's cell phone was ringing and ringing. Mr. Sullivan, a former ELCA pastor, is national coordinator for the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC), a collection of 226 congregations founded in March 2001 with 25 ... [...]

Church leaves the fold: Lutheran beliefs stray, pastor says

Fargo's Atonement Lutheran Church is leaving the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. By a vote of 211 to 14, Atonement's congregation confirmed on Sunday an earlier decision to secede from the 17-year-old Lutheran organization. The 1,500-member congregation has been distancing itself from the ELCA for years, because it is becoming more hierarchical in structure and less traditional in beliefs than members prefer, said the Rev. ... [...]

Lutheran church to quit ELCA

Members of Lutheran Church of the Master on Sunday completed their withdrawal from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America over disagreements on ecumenical and social issues. About 576 voting members of the congregation at 2617 S. 114th St. gave 89 percent final approval to a resolution to quit the ELCA, said the Rev. Kip Tyler, Lutheran Church of the Master's senior pastor. A two-thirds majority was needed. Voters gave ... [...]

Synod may lose large Omaha church

January 12, 2002 The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is on the verge of losing its largest Nebraska church, only 14 years after hopes for greater Christian unity spawned America's largest Lutheran church body. And when the Rev. David deFreese thinks of Sunday's decisive vote at Omaha's Lutheran Church of the Master, he mourns the souls he fears will be lost if church members decide Christians don't really want to be one in ... [...]

Why I'm Excited About LCMC

This item first appeared as an article for Kairos News, and is reprinted here with the permission of the author. [KAIROS] EDITOR'S NOTE: David Drum is a fine pastor who I have had the privilege to meet personally. We have had numerous discussions over the past few years and tend to agree on a whole lot of things. However, last week David wasn't so keen on my satirical characterization of LCMC, so I suggested to David that he write up ... [...]

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