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 [...]

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 ... [...]

Everything You Need to Know for Three Days of Prayer

Our Sixth Annual Three Days of Prayer kicks off Tuesday, January 2!  The themes for each day are as follows: Tuesday, January 2: This is a day focused on confession. We have made our lives, our relationships, and even the church in our own image. We confess that the church belongs to Jesus and not to us. We gather to lay down our pride, our sin and our agenda and ask the Lord of the church for forgiveness, which ... [...]

Introducing LCMC's New Coordinator for Pastoral Ministry, Pastor Perry Fruhling

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that we have a Coordinator for Pastoral Ministry!  Pastor Perry Fruhling has accepted the position and begins January 15, 2018.  Perry has served congregations in Texas (Zion Lutheran in Fredericksburg) and in Iowa (Bethany Lutheran, Thompson; Immanuel Lutheran in Independence; and St. Mark’s Lutheran, Marion).   Perry has additional training and interest in ... [...]

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! [...]

2017 Leadership Conference Wraps Up

This year 185 people gathered in Omaha as we rounded out a three-year cycle on discipleship with the theme Discipling by Design and a concentration on four areas of ministry in which every church is already engaged: worship, community, mission and leadership. The intent was to assist those present in making these things more intentionally disciple-making. Presenters were all LCMC pastors and la [...]

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. [...]

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 ... [...]

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 ... [...]

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 ... [...]

Annual Gathering Photo Contest Now Open!

We’re 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. [...]

Annual Gathering & Seminarian Retreat: Online Registration Now Open!

Online registration for our 16th Annual Gathering and our 2016 Seminarian Retreat is now open! The theme of our 2016 Annual Gathering is Back to the Future: First Century Principles for the Twenty First Century. Held October 2-5 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Denver, the event features plenty of opportunities to get inspired, connect with other people in LCMC and get news... [...]

Why an LCMC Youth Event?

The best people to witness to other youth are the youth that we already have. The local church must do what they are able to train and equip youth to be disciples to their own generation. One of the best ways to do that is to build mentor relationships with mature Christian adults who can mentor youth in the development of their relationship with Jesus. [...]

Our DNA: 15th Annual Gathering Video Update

Videos of this year's speakers will be available at our website in winter 2016.  We'll make an announcement via the LCMC E-Newsletter once our videos have been delivered, edited, and uploaded to our website, so stay tuned!  For videos, books and other media downloads, go to "Events", then "Media and Downloads" or click here.   [...]

Our DNA: Tuesday and Wednesday Recap

Registration numbers reached 744 on Tuesday morning as the LCMC 15th Annual Gathering continued on for its third day.   The day opened with worship led by Living Word Lutheran Church in of Grapevine, TX and Bible study led by Rev. Steven E. King, Managing Editor of Sola Publishing.   Rev. Dr. Paul Cross, Senior Pastor at Atonement Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND and Rev. Dr. Steve Paulson, Professor at Luther Seminary, were ... [...]

Our DNA: Sunday and Monday Recap

This week, 744 people from the U.S. and abroad traveled to Frisco, TX for the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ 15th Annual Gathering.  The theme this year was “Our DNA”.   The event kicked off on Sunday night with dinner and an opening worship service featuring Pr. Becky Hand from Life in Grace Lutheran Church of Odessa, TX and the worship team from Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Giddings, TX. ... [...]

Register Now for LCMC's 15th Annual Gathering!

Online registration is now open for our 15th Annual Gathering, and those who register on or before Tuesday, September 1st will save $50.00 on the cost of registration! Whether you’re new to LCMC, just checking us out for the first time, or a long-time member looking to make new friends and reunite with old ones, our 15th Annual Gathering is the perfect place to get inspired, get informed, get equ [...]

Three Days of Prayer Begins January 6th!

This January, join with us for our Third Annual Three Days of Prayer.  This is an opportunity for us to join together across our association to come before God Almighty and bring our concerns, our ministries, our people and our future to the throne of grace and to the foot of the cross.  Day One, Tuesday, January 6, 2015 is a day of confession, recognizing that we have sinned against God, against each other and ourselves.  ... [...]

Our 14th Annual Gathering Has Officially Begun!

#LCMC14 begins today at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Over 1,000 LCMC-ers from around the globe will come together this week for a chance to connect with one another and to explore 1 Peter 3:15 as it relates to our culture today. Those who are unable to attend the gathering this year can check out a live stream of the event at www.lcmc.net/live. [...]

New Training Opportunities Available for Certification Interviewers

Rev. Steve Lien, LCMC's Coordinator for Pastoral Ministry, announces Interviewer Inservices for those who conduct Certification Interviews.  Join him for this two-hour refresher and training session just before or after any of the following District Conventions: Texas District: Friday, August 1, 2:00-4:00 P.M. (Seguin, TX) Heartland District: Friday, August 15, 2:00-4:00 P.M. (Fremont, NE) Iowa District: Saturday, November ... [...]

LCMC Staff Welcomes Photo Submissions for 2014 Annual Gathering Book

How has your congregation been "in Mission for Christ" over the past year?  Whether you've organized a creative fundraiser to help raise money for our meal packaging project, traveled abroad on a mission trip, or put together a program to help reach out to the people in your very own community, we want to hear about it!    For the next several weeks, our staff is inviting all "LCMC-ers" to send us ... [...]


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