English Conversation Partners: Join the mission team from home

The LCMS International Mission's pilot program for English Conversation Partners launched in May 2020. Eighty-two volunteers responded to the first request for help with this innovative program that matches stateside volunteers with English language learners in different parts of the globe.

Imposing Death Safely

God's mercy in Christ is [our] only hope to be saved. Not without death, but despite it, through it, and from it.

Tips for English Conversation Partners

The LCMS Office of International Mission has been partnering with our missionaries to provide volunteer support to ongoing English-based outreach efforts. These tips are based on one missionary’s experience hosting an online conversation group, but most can be applied in any English conversation partner setting.

Emotions and the Church

One thing that happens because we are a church body that highly values thinking and learning is that we talk less about our emotions.

The Church — Praying

Prayer is the sign that the church is still breathing, however labored that breath may be. The cross leads us to despair of everything — save Christ!

God’s Mercy Never Ceases

LCMS missionaries in the Dominican Republic get to build relationships share Christ with people simply by doing life together.

Comfort food

Video equipment and technology are getting lots of use these days in church sanctuaries, staff homes and other places. However, there is one place, usually a hub of hospitality, not seeing any action these during this time: the church kitchen.

Who should I talk to?

We should be asking for help. We all have problems. In this sinful world not a one of us will escape the need for help. We confess it every Sunday in our churches.