585 children lost everything in 2014 because of flooding and tornados. NALC Disaster Response wishes to share the good news of Jesus Christ and provide Christmas gifts for children ages 1-18 in Michigan and Ohio (flooding) and Arkansas, Mississippi and Nebraska (tornados). One of the core values of NALC churches is that we are mission read more
The constitution of the North American Lutheran Church authorizes the Joint Commission on Theology and Doctrine to “consider topics of a theological nature” and to “draft statements of a theological nature.” In July 2014, the Joint Commission presented its document, a reflection piece on “Christian Care for the Poor” to the NALC Executive Council. For read more
In recent weeks, the media has been full of stories about ISIS militants torturing Christians in Iraq and Syria. ISIS started as a branch of al-Qaeda and is known for its violent attacks, including kidnappings, bombings and executions. The group’s goal is to turn Iraq and Syria into one large Islamic state. In Iraq, almost read more
The October 2014 issue of NALC News is now available for reading or download. Selected contents include:
Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is providing resources for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church on Sunday, November 2. According to their website, VOM is “a non-profit, inter-denominational Christian organization dedicated to assisting our persecuted family worldwide.” Those who attended the NALC Convocation in July were able to hear Robert Brock of VOM speak on the read more
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED for the 2014 NALC Mission Festival, Abida — Hearts on Fire, November 6-8 at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church in Hilliard, Ohio. If you still wish to register, please call Jenny Brockman in the NALC Missions Office at 614-777-5709. Registration cost is $100.00 per person.
Disaster Preparedness Training, sponsored by the Ohio Mission District, will take place on October 18th at Grace Lutheran Church in Springfield, Ohio. Cost is $50.00 per person and covers both basic and specialized levels of training. Recognized credentials will be provided. Two levels of training are covered. Level One/Basic provides training in unskilled disaster response read more
The Department of Lutheran Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, N.C., an NALC Seminary House of Studies, will host a Reformation Conference on Thursday, Oct. 30. The conference will feature two afternoon lectures at the seminary, followed by a dinner and worship service at a local church.
Pastors, family counselors, and campus ministers are likely aware of the need for Christian teaching and ministry resources associated with the issue of same-sex attraction. Please consider joining this important conversation on the Trinity School for Ministry campus in the Pittsburgh area—Christian Faith and Same-sex Attraction: Finding Paths to Ministry, October 10-11, 2014. [The North read more
NALC Mission Districts hold annual convocations to conduct business necessary to the smooth running of the mission district, including election of deans and other officers/representatives. Most also include worship and a featured speaker, Bible study, or other learning opportunity. Details for individual convocations can be found in the events calendar.
The September 2014 issue of NALC News is now available for reading or download. Selected contents include:
First Lutheran Church of Kirkland, Illinois, will honor Pastor Carl L.M. Rasmussen and his family with an Open House on Sunday, October 5th, to celebrate two important milestones: Pastor Rasmussen’s 25th year as their pastor and his 35th year in the ministry! Pastor Jim Lehmann, Dean of the Great River’s Mission District, will preach at read more
2 Corinthians 1: 20For all the promises of God find their Yes in him [Jesus]. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory. 21And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, 22and who has also put his seal on read more
The 2014 NALC Convocation elected persons to positions on the Executive Council, Court of Adjudication and North American Lutheran Seminary (NALS) Board of Regents. Click on the post title for links to election results.
Click “2014 Convocation“ on main menu bar above to watch recorded video of the events in Charleston. Recordings of all sessions are available.
July 23, 2014: NALC Bishop John Bradosky and General Secretary Rev. Mark Chavez joined with other Christian leaders in signing a statement from the Common Ground Christian Network (CGCN) opposing President Obama’s July 21, 2014 executive order requiring all federal contractors to practice “nondiscrimination” based on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” The North American Lutheran read more