Posts tagged Missionaries
30 January 2015
The Board for International Mission (BIM) held its meeting at Concordia Publishing House, which also hosted the Office of International Mission (OIM) Regional Directors earlier in the week. Rev. Bernie Setter, chairman of the BIM, called the meeting to order and held a devotion on Matthew 4:18-25, highlighting the missionary task of all Christians. After President Harrison gave his report on the state of the synod, the BIM entered executive session to discuss candidates to be called for missionary service. After prayer and deliberation, the BIM issued 16 calls or appointments as career or GEOs to serve in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, and Latin America, with the potential to consider more on Saturday. The Office of International Mission staff and the Regional Directors are contacting the candidates to inform them of their call to serve the mission field. Call documents will be sent in the near future. After issuing the calls the BIM sang the Doxology. We thank the Lord of sending laborers into the ripe harvest field.
Mr. John Edson, secretary of the BIM, speaks during the BIM.
Introducing the Concordia Publishing House Missionary Gift Registry, featuring Dr. Bruce Kintz – President and CEO of CPH, Rev. Theodore Krey – Regional Director of Latin America, Rev. Tony Booker – Regional Director of Eurasia, and Dr. Detlev Schultz – Dean of Graduate School and Director of Missiology Program at Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne.
Concordia Publishing House (CPH) in cooperation with the Office of International Mission (OIM) has launched a Missionary Gift Registry to benefit the work of sharing the Gospel overseas. In a joint meeting between the LCMS Regional Directors and Dr. Bruce Kintz of CPH, the Regional Directors asked if CPH could find a way to help missionaries get CPH materials onto the mission field, where emerging churches could make use of the material. CPH created a webpage that contains a list of materials LCMS missionaries would like to sue on the mission field with partner churches, emerging churches, and converts to the Christian faith. The web address is https://www.cph.org/t-international-missions.aspx
Each quarter the regional directors will update the list and provide CPH with a list of needed resources. CPH also is working with LCMS missionaries to identify resources to translate into other languages. Please take a look at the CPH site created to help our LCMS missionaries.
The CPH website helpfully shows the regions of the world where the LCMS works and provides the name of the regional director.
This is part of the Latin America list of needed resources. As the image shows, a number of resources have been identified with the quantity required and the amount fulfilled.
Eurasia is looking to get LSB hymnals for the Old Latin School in Wittenberg.
Thanks CPH for working with the Office of International Mission on this. It is a great way to collaborate.
— Rev. Albert B. Collver, Ph.D, Director of Church Relations / Regional Operations