The Gospel is at the heart of all Lutheran education, and teaching the faith is a hallmark by which the LCMS is known throughout the world. Our international church partners are imploring us to teach God’s saving Word to their pastors and church leaders. They know that well-trained church workers will teach the faith to laypeople, who will tell their families and neighbors about salvation in Christ Jesus.
God comes to us through His Word and Sacraments during worship at church, and then the family’s devotional life at home keeps its members connected to those gifts all week long. This routine creates a lifelong rhythm that helps keep kids in the faith throughout all stages of their lives.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Office of National Mission is investing significant energy and effort in working with our districts to assist in their church planting efforts.
Thanks to the many donations received each year, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is able to provide millions of dollars in grants to support domestic and international work.
Do you know someone who is considering a career as a Lutheran pastor, teacher, deaconess or other church worker? There are many different ways to serve the church and its vital ministries. Learn more about where the various church-work programs are offered around the country.
There are many opportunities to serve The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod at both the national and local levels.
The Global Seminary Initiative (GSI) strengthens international Lutheran church bodies by strengthening their seminaries, while Chemnitz Library Initiative (CLI) focuses on enhancing their libraries.
On Jan. 22, some 380 Lutherans joined the LCMS at the 42nd annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Nearly half of those marching with the LCMS were high school or college students. Want to inspire your youth to stand up for life? Here are some ways you can get involved without having to travel to the nation’s capital. Pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) usually welcome assistance.
For more than 100 years, the LCMS has carried out international mission work. Nearly every Synod convention since 1974 resolved to grow the number of career missionaries serving overseas. In 2013, the Synod convention adopted Res. 1-11, “To Recruit and Place More Career Missionaries,” which called for the doubling of career missionaries.
Join us this December in giving special thanks for our partners in the Gospel, and ask God to bless our work together according to His will.
The Concordia University System offers many programs to train students for church work careers.
On Nov. 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, killing more than 6,000 people and damaging or destroying more than 1 million homes. The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) quickly stepped in, offering grants to its partner church body, the Lutheran Church in the Philippines (LCP), and sending a team to plan for the island nation’s long-term recovery. Download this infographic to learn more about how the LCMS is walking alongside the LCP to rebuild lives, homes and spirits.