“We love because he first loved us.” (1 John 4:19) — Helping the hurting amid disaster
LCMS Disaster Response has developed Bible study resources under the title Anchored in Christ to offer hope, comfort and peace in Christ to a congregation and its surrounding community during a time of crisis.
This lesson reminds participants that the Lord has never forgotten and will never forget His children whom He dearly loves and calls to be His own through Holy Baptism. His goodness, mercy and love remain changeless despite the changes and the chaos in our sin-filled world.
This lesson reminds participants that Jesus is always with them and that no matter what happens in our life or world, Jesus is with us even to the very end of the age. Even amid significant change or trials, the Lord is with us, and His love and divine care for us never falters or changes.
This lesson reminds participants not to be overwhelmed with worry but have a spirit of hope because they are anchored in Christ. Even when weary and worn out, we can look to Jesus and His gifts to find strength, comfort, peace and great hope.
This lesson reminds participants to put their full trust in the Lord, recognizing that their certainty in the eternal joy to come enables confidence in Christ through any changes that come in this life. We can trust the Lord because He has never forsaken us and will never let us down.
LCMS Disaster Response offers resources to help congregations and laypeople prepare for disasters and provide spiritual and physical care to those affected by a tragedy.
LCMS congregations may host Lutheran Early Response Team training for individuals in their area to assist with disaster response, and resources are available to help those in need.
Under the theme “Day by Day We Magnify Thee: LERT in the Life of the Church,” The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod hosted a Disaster Response Conference on Sept. 28-30, 2022, at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Meeting under the theme “Disciples in the Storms of Life,” Disaster Response Conference attendees learned how the church can respond in crisis situations with the physical and spiritual care that those affected so desperately need.
Congregations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod may host Disaster Response training for individuals in their area to join a Lutheran Early Response Team. LERT is a network of volunteers trained to respond in times of disaster.
Lutheran Early Response Teams (LERT) has a new website — lcms-lert.org — to connect LCMS Disaster Response volunteers at the local and national level.
Jesus Christ is our perfect example of love, and Lutherans show that love to others through their words and deeds.
Christ commands His followers to serve others. In the LCMS World Relief and Human Care newsletter, read about how the church continues to do this while obeying COVID-19 restrictions.
The LCMS World Relief and Human Care newsletter gives a glimpse of how your brothers and sisters in Christ are caring for others at home and abroad.
The easy-to-use guide offers advice on what to do before, during and after a tragedy or disaster.