February 5, 2017 Lutheran Hour Sunday (may be celebrated any Sunday that a church wishes to recognize LHM)
March 4, 2017 District Board of Governors Meeting, Trinity Lutheran Church, Columbia, MO
Aug. 19-20, 2017 District Board of Governors Meeting, Jefferson City, MO
September 15-17 75th Convention of the Missouri District LLL, Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City, MO
Martin Bible Study
A Man Named Martin - Part 2: The Moment
A Man Named Martin-Part 2: The Moment examines the errant teachings and wayward traditions of the Late Medieval Church that eventually sparked the Protestant Reformation, a theological overhaul set in motion most notably by Martin Luther's nailing of the 95 Theses to the church door at Wittenberg.
As a follow-up Bible study to 2015's A Man Named Martin-Part 1: The Man, this three-session Bible study takes a close look at the widespread teachings of the late Medieval Church that were superfluous to the Bible or not scripturally grounded. Among them were purgatory, penance, celibacy, prayers for the dead, transubstantiation, the treasury of merits of Christ, devotion to Mary and the rosary, the institution of the papacy, and the one most often linked to the Reformation: the sale of indulgences.
Joining forces in examining these aberrant teachings and the role Martin Luther had in debating and, ultimately, rejecting them is a cast of scholars, professional church workers, and pastors. Here Dr. Paul Maier, Dr. Ken Schurb, Dr. John Nunes, Dr. Joel Lampe, Dr. Susan Mobley, Dr. Joel Biermann, and others, along with The Lutheran Hour Speaker and host Dr. Gregory Seltz, add insight and expertise to this fascinating period in the life of Martin Luther.
A Man Named Martin-Part 2: The Moment includes a discussion guide and a supplementary text, The Reformation Twelve. This booklet highlights a dozen individuals who played principal parts in the widely scattered events and circumstances that led to the Reformation.
Join us January 23rd – 27th as we travel to MADAGASCAR!
Lutheran Hour Ministries' Online Mission Trips (OMT) simulate an LHM International Volunteer Trip for kids in North America. This year students will go to Madagascar where they can experience life through the eyes of children that are connected to Jesus via the LHM ministry center in Madagascar. They will also learn about the country and culture and gain unique perspective on the world beyond the walls of their classroom.
The OMT program consists of five 20-minute pre-recorded videos - one for each day Monday through Friday - that will engage the senses and pique curiosity while the students gain insight into ministry in a different part of the world. We will also provide links to dig deeper into the geography, culture and customs of the country.
If you've traveled with us on some of the past trips you will notice some differences this time around! Like last year, daily sessions will not be streamed live, instead live online meeting places will be set up for schools to engage with each other and LHM on social media. This will allow the conversation to continue beyond the day-to-day video segments.
Schools will also be given the opportunity to send in questions before the trip and see if they are answered during the week. As in years past, your school's designated chapel offerings will go directly to LHM–Madagascar. Your students can see how their mission dollars will spread the Good news of salvation through Jesus Christ to the people of Madagascar.
We are so excited to engage with students and help them witness first-hand the important role of global mission and ministry. May God bless you, your faculty, your students and their families as you are agents for "Bringing Christ to the Nations - and the Nations to the Church."
Please visit the website for Lutheran Hour Ministries at http://www.lhm.org to find more information about On-Line Mission Trips.