2018 Lutheran Voter Information Guide Available

To help LCMS congregation members exercise their citizenship in November's elections, our joint Minnesota North-South Public Policy Committee has developed the 2018 version of A Lutheran Voter Information Guide.

Pastors and other leaders are encouraged to share this material in appropriate venues as we look forward to electing a new governor and legislators. Questions about this document can be directed to Rev. Fred Hinz.

District App Pilot to End

Due to some leadership changes at the company hosting our district app, the pilot period for this app, which was presented in partnership with Concordia Plan Services (CPS), is coming to an end. Read a letter from CPS about this change. We look forward to finding new ways to better serve our workers, lay leaders, and congregations utilizing technology.

For those who currently have the app on their phones, it will be disabled on Friday, August 17.

Prison Ministry Course

The Minnesota South District of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and the Concordia University Department of Criminal Justice offer this course:

An Introduction to Correctional Ministry

This course is free! No prerequisites are involved. Lay people, pastors, and leaders from all denominations are welcome

(Course credit is also possible, but for a fee.)

Jim Seemann, Ph.D. will provide a general overview of strategies to help those who are incarcerated as they find reconciliation and redemption within the context of the Christian Gospel, and to mentor and provide support for those who come to faith. A diverse group of preachers, missionaries, and former prisoners will serve as guest speakers on a number of topics which are sure to challenge and to provide fresh perspectives to this age-old problem. 

The course text will be supplied for free. Online learning is also available.

Classes will meet for six Tuesday nights from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Luther Hall Classroom 111 starting on September 11.

Interested? R.S.V.P. seemann@csp.edu

Want to Volunteer at the 2019 LCMS Youth Gathering? Attend an Open House!

We are looking for dedicated volunteers in the broader Twin Cities area (congregations in the Minnesota South and North, South and North Wisconsin Districts) who are willing to serve before, during, and after the Gathering to bless all who will be celebrating our Real.Present.God.

Join us for an open house where you’ll have a chance to meet Youth Gathering staff and learn more about volunteer opportunities for individuals and congregations. Local Volunteer Open Houses will be held at the following locations:

Note: Attending a Local Volunteer Open House is NOT required to register to volunteer at the Gathering.