National Work

National Mission

A brief look at some of the ways the LCMS Office of National Mission serves the church at large.

Church Work as a Second Career

The Rev. Jonathan Manor reflects on his decision to enter the pastoral ministry as a second career.

Deliberate, Intentional and Bold

Staff at Sioux Falls Lutheran School in Sioux Falls, S.D., walk alongside parents to encourage students to consider serving the church as a vocation.

Becoming a Deaconess

Two LCMS deaconesses share what they love about serving as deaconesses.

Becoming a Pastor

Current and future LCMS pastors share why they decided to enter the pastoral ministry.

Becoming a Director of Christian Education

DCE students share why they decided to become church workers.

A Tribute to Concordia University, Portland, and Concordia College New York

Former students and staff of Concordia, Portland, and Concordia, Bronxville, share memories of the now closed institutions.

Becoming a Lutheran School Teacher

Current and future LCMS school teachers share what they love about teaching.

Welcoming Ukrainian Refugees

Ukrainian Alex Gerzhyk found safety in the United States thanks to the diligent efforts of St. John Lutheran Church, Hubbard, Iowa.

Resources for Use at Church and Home

Find podcasts, books, Bible studies and more that can be used by individuals and congregations.

Supporting Ministries through Hands-On Service

LCMS Servant Event gets Camp Trinity in New Haven, Mo., ready for summer.

Service Over Spring Break

College students serve those impacted by Hurricane Ian while learning new skills.

Welcoming Ukrainian Refugees

An LCMS congregation helps a Ukrainian family find shelter in a small town in Iowa amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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