International Mission

Six matching funds offer Synod rare opportunity

Four of the six matching or challenge-match initiatives support core LCMS work and the other two target special opportunities to extend the Synod’s impact in the world.

The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Is Near!

Right around the corner is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Fundamentally, the anniversary is not about Luther but the One who forgave Luther freely by grace through faith.

Long After the Inquisition, Lutheranism Returns to Spain

With the partnership of the LCMS, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Spain (IELE) was planted and recognized by the Spanish Government in 2004.

Fale begins work as executive director, International Mission

The Rev. John Fale now leads the LCMS Office of International Mission.

First Graduations Take Place at LCMS-Supported Tanzania Center

The LCMS Global Seminary Initiative is helping to raise up church workers for the Tanzanian Lutheran church.

Mission Friends: Updated Curriculum Explores Work in 35 Countries

Beginning June 15, 2015, the LCMS Office of International Mission is releasing an updated version of Mission Friends, a free program for children that explores mission work around the world.

Updated ‘Mission Friends’ to be released June 15

The LCMS Office of International Mission is releasing an updated version of “Mission Friends,” a free children’s program that explores mission work around the world.

Partners celebrate ‘resurrections’ of congregation, historic church

The LCMS and partner churches in Germany and South Africa mark a joint achievement in Leipzig.

The Word of Christ vs. the Will of Man

To modern wisdom concerning Christian outreach, Jesus’ approach seems every bit as futile as scattering seed over thorny or rocky ground.

Baltic Churches Bear Mercy through Multigenerational Ministries

Diaconia work in the Baltics is flourishing with LCMS church partners.

Synodwide Appeal for The Wittenberg Project

At the most recent Synod convention, delegates from across the country united behind establishing a permanent Lutheran outreach and educational presence in the birthplace of the Reformation: the city of Wittenberg, Germany.

BIM: More than halfway to doubling missionaries amid mission ‘renaissance’

The Board for International Mission examines successes and challenges as the number of career missionaries grows.

The mission field here at home

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Office of National Mission has continually asked one main question: “How can we best serve the districts of the Synod, and with them the congregations, schools and workers of the church?” That is no small task.

LCMS international mission work in the 21st century

In the 121 years since the LCMS sent its first missionaries to India, our church has been involved in international mission. Much has changed since then.

10 Questions with Deaconess Sandra Rhein

Sandra Rhein uses her gifts as both a deaconess and church musician in a unique way: She works with Lutheran church bodies in places like Kenya and Ethiopia to create Christ-centered hymnals in the local language.

LCMS mercy grant funds tin roofs for Malagasy Lutheran churches

An LCMS mercy grant funds tin roofs for Lutheran churches in Madagascar.