Registration is now open for the 2014 NALC Mission Festival, Abida — Hearts on Fire, November 6-8 at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church in Hilliard, Ohio. 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.
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
The events in Charleston will be live-streamed beginning with the Lutheran CORE Convocation opening worship at 7:00 PM on Monday, July 21st, and continuing through the conclusion of the NALC Convocation on Friday, July 25th.
While state courts offer new interpretations and understandings of marriage, the NALC’s position remains unchanged. We continue to hold fast to the Biblical and traditional understanding of marriage. Please consider the documents below as you offer responses in your own communities. Be assured that we are also developing a strategy and response as this trend read more
Dr. David Yeago has been appointed to the faculty of the North American Lutheran Seminary and Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, as Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics. “I am honored and delighted to join the faculty at Trinity School for Ministry in partnership with the North American Lutheran Seminary,” said Dr. Yeago. read more
“Strong Medicine: The Lutheran Doctrine of Vocation as Antidote to the Lethal Me Culture of Today” is the theme of the annual Canadian Rockies Theological Conference May 5-8, 2014, at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Canmore, Alberta, about fifty miles west of Calgary, near Banff National Park. Featured speakers are Dr. Uwe Siemon-Netto read more
The NALC and China Service Ventures are partnering to send Jim and Carolyn Nestingen to Wuhan, in Hubei Province (next to Hunan), China, as part of the Theologians Without Borders program.
NALC congregations are encouraged to consider celebrating Water Sunday on March 23. Water Sunday is a Sunday that a congregation dedicates to talking about the global water crisis and taking a special offering to provide safe water to people around the world. Offerings may support Water Missions International — one of the ministries featured at read more
Nominations for leadership positions in the North American Lutheran Church and the North American Lutheran Seminary are being sought by the NALC Nominating Committee. A deadline of April 12 has been set for receiving nominations. The 2014 NALC Convocation July 24-25 in Charleston, S.C., will elect members of the NALC Executive Council and Court of read more
The NALC Disaster Response Task Force is offering educational workshops to provide training to volunteers in participating congregations, preparing each congregation to form volunteer disaster teams. This disaster preparedness and response training is intended for those interested in learning how the North American Lutheran Church responds to domestic disasters and how congregations and individuals can read more
Greetings to our friends at the North American Lutheran Church, We’re so thankful for all you have done to support our mission over the past year. From the opportunity to participate in the convocation, to your sharing about our Philippines relief effort, to encouraging your churches to participate in Water Sunday — please know how read more
A devotional for the 2014 Lenten season, “From Ashes to Easter,” is now available to download. Written by the Rev. Dr. David Wendel, NALC assistant to the bishop for ministry and ecumenism, the devotional is available in two formats:
The NALC is offering a series of seven regional conferences focusing on House Church Ministry in 2014. The conferences feature a time of worship, small group breakout sessions, and large group teaching sessions presented by the Rev. Dr. Gemechis Buba. This regional conference will be held in conjunction with the Canada Mission District Convocation hosted by read more