LCMS releases video highlighting recent work of the church
Video shown at all district conventions
ST. LOUIS, June 1, 2012—A new video is now available online that highlights the work of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) through its congregations, districts and the ministries headquartered at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis.
The 16-minute video spotlights ministry from the past 18 months — beginning when the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison was elected president of the LCMS — and is told through the lens of the emphasis of the church, “Witness, Mercy, Life Together.”
“The world is before us,” Harrison says in the video. “And it has been my experience that whether you go to Asia or Southeast Asia or Indonesia, Sumatra, India, Africa, Central and South America, there is a deep hunger and thirst everywhere we go for faithful, biblical teaching and confessional fidelity. This is precisely the Missouri Synod’s forte.”
Each LCMS district convention will see the video called “Witness, Mercy, Life Together: Blessings – Challenges – Opportunities.” All 35 LCMS districts hold their triennial conventions this year — beginning with North Dakota's in January and ending with Central Illinois’ in July.
The video is available at www.lcms.org/wmltvideo.
About The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is a mission-oriented, Bible-based, confessional Christian denomination headquartered in St. Louis, Mo. Founded in 1847, the LCMS has about 2.3 million baptized members in more than 6,000 congregations and more than 9,000 pastors. Two seminaries and 10 colleges and universities operate under the auspices of the LCMS, and its congregations operate the largest Protestant parochial school system in America. The church broadcasts the saving message of Jesus Christ over KFUO Radio, and it has relationships and active mission work in 89 countries around the world. In the last five years, the LCMS has awarded more than $35 million through more than 900 domestic and international grants for emergency response and disaster relief. Today, the LCMS is in full doctrinal fellowship with 33 other confessional Lutheran church bodies worldwide and is a founding partner of Lutheran Services in America, a social ministry organization serving one in every 50 Americans. For more information, visit www.lcms.org.