First Annual Gathering Videos Posted!

Good news, everybody! Videos from the first two talks at the 11th Annual Gathering are finished and posted. Feel free to check them out here. You can also find them on our website under Annual Gathering > Annual Gathering Presentations. I will be posting the rest of this year's Annual Gathering videos as I finish them, so check back regularly. I am hoping to have more finished next week.   [...]

11th Annual Gathering Videos Update

I am happy to announce that I have received the video files from the 2011 Annual Gathering. I plan on uploading these videos to our website and our YouTube page as soon as the files are done being edited. Please keep in mind that the video editing process can be quite time-consuming, so it may take a while for me to be able to get all of the content put together and onto the internet. I still have some technical difficulties to work out ... [...]

LCMC Congregation Celebrates 150th Anniversary, Installs New Pastor

On September 18, 2011, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Stendal, Indiana had cause for two celebrations as they installed their new Pastor and honored the founding of the congregation 150 years ago. Pastor Harold Heidegger, a former Pastor of the congregation, served as the Presiding Minister for the installation. Also involved in the installation was Dale Reller, Council President. Pastor Ed’s wife, Debbi, was also welcomed to ... [...]

Upcoming Youth Events

For those of you who are interested in finding out more about Youth Encounter, I have created a page on our website under Networking > Partners to make it easier to find information about events for the national youth ministry program. You can also view the page at the following link: Youth Encounter events for the upcoming year have also been added to our LCMC Calendar. [...]

Far Above Rubies: A Resource for Teenage Girls

Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies… --Proverbs 31:10 Mrs. Rebecca Meidinger, who will be speaking in Fargo, ND at the LCMC Annual Leadership Conference this April, is the director of Far Above Rubies, a program designed to help young women explore their true identities in Christ and teach them to build healthy relationships. Far Above Rubies is a one-day conference, created especially for teen girls ... [...]

Word of Life Lutheran Church Relocates to Mt. Gilead

The members of the Word of Life Lutheran Church a LCMC congregation, have voted unanimously to move to Mt. Gilead. The church members have been holding services at 102 E. Main St., Cardington for the past year. During this time, they have been looking for the opportunity of relocating to Mt. Gilead. During the past week, a delegation ofmembers, including their pastor, Rev. Patrick Kelly, met with officials of the Gilead Friends Christian ... [...]

11th Annual Gathering Videos

In response to the high volume of email requests that we have been receiving regarding video coverage of the presentations made at the LCMC 11th Annual Gathering, let me first apologize that it is taking a bit longer than expected to get these items posted to our website. Rest assured, we are working hard to ensure that video content will be made available on our website and on our YouTube page as soon as possible. The video editing process ... [...]

Annual Gathering :: Wednesday Wrap-Up

The LCMC 11th Annual Gathering concluded in the early afternoon on Wednesday, October 5. Bible Study Leader Rev. Carl Billings of Discover Church was the first to present on Wednesday morning. His talk was followed by a presentation by Keynote Speaker Rev. Dr. Gemechis D. Buba, Missions Director of the North American Lutheran Church. "Buba really set the tone well," commented Robert Thompson, who was in the audience during the morning ... [...]

AWAKEN Performs at Annual Gathering

Attenders of the Annual Gathering joined together at the Polk County Convention Complex on Tuesday October 4 for dinner and a dramatic performance by AWAKEN Ministries. The dramatic ministry group, mainly comprised of college students, acts out the story of God to contemporary music. More unique, the actors of AWAKEN carry out their entire performance without the use of words. As people piled into the The Plex's auditorium on Tuesday, many ... [...]

Annual Gathering :: Tuesday Highlights

The 2011 LCMC Annual Gathering continued into Tuesday, October 4 with a full day's worth of programming. Attenders of the event appeared to be in high spirits throughout the course of the day. Rev. David Preus and Rev. TJ Anderson addressed the crowd on Tuesday morning. The day continued with a presentation on international focus efforts and business announcements, followed by the last two time slots for breakout sessions. Delegates from ... [...]

Annual Gathering :: Monday Recap

The LCMC 11th Annual Gathering continued Monday, October 3 at the Polk County Convention Complex with a full day of music, meetings, presentations and time to socialize. The registration table opened at 8:00 AM and received approximately 25 walk-ins over the course of the day. Reverend Elisa Ashley of Redeemer in Mission for Christ and keynote speaker Reverend Greg Ogden of Christ Church addressed the crowd during the morning ... [...]

Annual Gathering :: Sunday Evening Synopsis

Sunday, October 2 marked the first day of the 2011 Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Annual Gathering, the eleventh of its kind. The event, which is being held at the Polk County Convention Complex (The Plex) in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, will take place for three more days, wrapping up on Wednesday afternoon. Today's festivities began with registration at 4:00 PM, followed by dinner at The Plex. The evening continued with an ... [...]

LCMC to Stream Annual Gathering Live

Greetings from Des Moines! The LCMC 11th Annual Gathering is just around the corner, and we're excited to get the ball rolling for this year's event, which will take place from Sunday through Wednesday at the Polk County Convention Complex here in Des Moines. We are happy to announce, for those of you who will be unable to attend this year's conference, that we are planning to stream coverage of the Annual Gathering live right here on our ... [...]

Idaho Congregation Invites Local Community to 'Come Grow with Us'

If you really want to speak effectively to a group of people, it is best to find a common ground of understanding on which you can relate to them. At least that is what the members of Shepherd of the Falls Lutheran Church thought when they decided to design a float for the American Falls Day Parade, part of an annual county fair and homecoming festival that takes place every August within the tiny farming community of American Falls, Idaho. ... [...]

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