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 ... [...]

Introducing the LCMC Store

You asked, we answered! After receiving dozens of requests from LCMC-ers everywhere for clothing items featuring our new logo to be available online, the staff of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ is happy to announce the official launch of our brand new online store. [...]

Our Newsletter Has a New Layout!

This quarter, BY THE WORD, our print newsletter, is rolling out with a fresh new layout design to accompany the new logo, website and mobile app that we launched at our 16th Annual Gathering in Denver last October.  The color scheme and design of our updated logo represents our hope as an association of congregations: bringing Jesus to a dark and broken world. The red in the globe represents the blood of Jesus bringing light into the ... [...]

New Scholarships Available!

The InFaith Community Foundation has two scholarship opportunities available for graduating high school seniors.  The InFaith Community Foundation Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship available to high school seniors who are seeking a four-year undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university and are members of congregations that hold active organizational endowment funds at InFaith Community Foundation. Eligible woman ... [...]

T. H. I. N. K.

Social media platforms can provide instant communication to large numbers of people and the capacity for messages to go “viral”, connecting with millions within a short period of time. This is both an amazing opportunity for the gospel to spread and a deep responsibility, especially for Christ-followers who are called to be positive and winsome witnesses to our Lord. [...]

We're Forming a Non-Geographic Hispanic Network!

We have a number of congregations and ministries that have a tremendous outreach to Hispanic communities, and it would good if we could get these leaders, ministers, ministries connected.  If your congregation is currently carrying out an Hispanic ministry, mission, or agency in our association, and you would like to get connected, please click here and sign up.  If you are interested in learning more about developing an Hispanic ... [...]

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 ... [...]

LCMC Hosts 5th Annual Three Days of Prayer

Last year, every congregation, member, and pastor in LCMC was invited by LCMC Service Coordinator Rev. Mark Vander Tuig to take part in our association's 5th Annual Three Days of Prayer.  The event took place from January 3-5, 2017 and each day had its own theme.  Day one was a day for confession, day two a day of petition, and day three a day for vision.  Participants were able to structure each of the three days in any ... [...]

Save the Date: Called 2 Serve 2018!

Mark your calendars!  Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ's next Called 2 Serve youth event will take place July 17-20, 2018 at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa.   A total of 300 people attended our 2016 Called 2 Serve event, which featured workshops, service projects, keynote speakers, an ice cream social, and a concert by the Christian rock group Remedy Drive.  (You can read a full recap ... [...]

Three Days of Prayer Starts Today!

Today marks the first day of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ's 5th Annual Three Days of Prayer. Each day from today through Thursday, every congregation, member, and pastor in LCMC is invited to set aside some time for prayer.  The themes for each day are as follows: January 3:  This is a day focused on confession. We have made our lives, our relationships—and even the church—in our own ... [...]

LCMC to Offer Interim Ministry Training

LCMC, along with many other church bodies, is constantly encountering congregations and pastors in transition.  I’ve been dealing with many of these congregations during my tenure as Coordinator for Pastoral Ministry and seeing first-hand the challenges they face, the perils and pitfalls that often befall them, and the great promise that awaits them if and when they successfully move through a period of transition! ... [...]

Congregations Team Up for Faith in Action Day

On Sunday, September 18, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Auburn, Indiana left the building.  After gathering at the church for a time of communion, 90 members—from 5 years old to 90 years old—from St. Mark’s joined members from Auburn First United Methodist Church, all dressed in bright red, Faith in Action shirts - in serving our community. This event, called Faith in Action Day, was an amazing opportunity to ... [...]

Register Now: 2017 Leadership Conference

Registration is now open for our 2017 Leadership Conference.  Themed Discipling by Design, our 2017 Leadership Conference focuses on how we can become more and more disciple-making in our worship, community, mission, and leadership development.   Participants will enjoy keynote speakers, worship, and interactive discussion groups after each presentation.   Advance registration for this year's conference is $89 per ... [...]

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 ... [...]

Our 16th Annual Gathering Starts Today! Here's How to Watch LIVE...

Our 16th Annual Gathering kicks off after dinner tonight with Opening Worship led by Rev. Ebassa Berhanu, pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Castle Rock, Colorado at 7:00 P.M. MDT.  Tonight's service will also feature a first look at our brand new logo design as well as a special video presentation on a new resource we have put together for every congregation, member and pastor in LCMC.  You won't want to miss ... [...]

Meals from the Heartland Service Project Update

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the congregations in LCMC, as well as the hard work put in by the volunteers at our 2016 Called 2 Serve youth event in Des Moines, we were able to package over 80,000 meals to help feed the hungry.  Below is a letter that received from the staff of Meals from the Heartland. August 19, 2016 Dear Mark, The team at Meals from the Heartland wants to thank you for your generous support regarding ... [...]

Grand View University Welcomes LCMC for Called 2 Serve Youth Event

High school students and youth group leaders from across the nation headed to Grand View University in Des Moines last month to take part in our 2016 summer youth event, Called 2 Serve.  According to Cathy Nichol, LCMC’s administrative assistant, a total of 300 people from 32 different LCMC congregations attended the four day event, which was designed to help strengthen the ministry of the local church by giving students a ... [...]

LCMC to Launch New Website, Logo at Annual Gathering

The LCMC Staff and Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that on Monday of this year’s Annual Gathering, we will be launching a brand new, re-designed version of our website.  To help make using our site a better experience for all, our new design will be easier to navigate and completely optimized for use on your smartphone or tablet while still providing the same information and resources that are available today.   At ... [...]

Plan Now: 5th Annual Three Days of Prayer

During the first week of each new year, all of the congregations in LCMC are invited to join in prayer for three days. Each day has a theme: day one is a day for confession, day two a day for petition, and day three a day for vision. Congregations can organize the three days in any way they choose. Our 5th Annual Three Days of Prayer takes place January 3-5... [...]

LWR Service Project Update

As many of you know, we will be teaming up with Lutheran World Relief during our 2016 Annual Gathering in Denver, CO to help assemble personal care kits for people who are victims of natural disasters.  Our goal for this project is to raise $50,000 to help participants at the event assemble 10,000 kits.  As of today, we have officially raised $43,750 in donations to help cover the cost of supplies for this project.  If ... [...]

LCMC Cambodia Partners with ALWM, ILT for the 5 Year Challenge

Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ, Cambodia has partnered with Awakening Lives to World Missions (ALWM) and the Institute for Lutheran Theology (ILT) to expand and strengthen Christian Mission in the southeast asian country.  Pastor Samuel Chim, Service Coordinator for LCMC Cambodia, has led mission in Cambodia for 20 years, establishing 50 house Churches, 9 Congregations, and 5 major regional projects.  Some of his ... [...]

Annual Gathering Photo Contest Now Open!

Were looking for photos that exemplify what it means to be in mission for Christ in the 21st century to include in the 2016 Annual Gathering Book and on our website. Photos must be submitted via our online photo submission form by Friday, July 1 and will be selected based on subject matter, photo quality, and story. [...]

Service Project Update: Lutheran World Relief and Meals from the Heartland

Over the past few years, "service" has become a central part of our Annual Gatherings.  In 2014, we packaged almost 300,000 meals with Meals from the Heartland and raised over $90,000 to do so.  Last year, we donated just over 160 pints of blood to a local blood bank in Texas.  This year, we will be working with Lutheran World Relief to help assemble personal care kits at the Annual Gathering, and participants at our ... [...]


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