LCMS Life Ministry

First round of Life Match grants awarded

A second set of applications is currently undergoing the review process, with a third phase to begin on Nov. 1.

‘Lifemark’: Motion picture about adoption shares pro-life message

LCMS Life Ministry has developed resources to aid viewers interested in further study and discussion of the issues raised in the movie.

‘In All Things’: 20,000 attend LCMS Youth Gathering

The 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering took place July 9–13 in Houston.

LCMS responds to SCOTUS decision on ‘Dobbs v. Jackson’

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod advocates for the value of human life, which is made in the image of God. While we rejoice in this ruling, we also pray for those who are hurting and afraid.

Evangelizing the lost through life ministry

An upcoming seminar will explore ways for those involved in life ministry or advocacy to reach the unchurched with the Gospel.

‘March on the Arch’ draws hundreds in support of life

The day began with a prayer service at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

‘A march behind the cross’: Lutherans advocate, teach, care for life

In addition to advocating for life and teaching all generations about the sanctity of human life, the LCMS remains dedicated to supporting families in need after the birth of a child.

‘This is the moment’: Chicago marchers pray for change

On Jan. 8, LCMS marchers joined over a thousand others to march for life in Illinois.

Million Dollar Life Match applications now open

Grants will support LCMS congregations involved in providing beginning-of-life care in their local communities.

Ministerial Care Coalition holds annual meeting

The coalition — a collection of representatives from around the Synod — supports and fosters conversations about church worker wellness.

The gift of life: A letter from President Harrison

The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, shares thoughts about the sanctity of life.

Prayer Service for Life prepared for congregational use

The bulletin was prepared by LCMS Worship and LCMS Life Ministry in partnership with Concordia Publishing House.

Harrison letter offers counsel and resources on COVID-19 vaccine

The letter was sent to the rostered workers, congregations and Recognized Service Organizations of the Synod.

Suicide prevention resources focus on biblical response

National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 5–11, and World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10.

First respite retreat held for commissioned ministers

The retreat consisted of three days of worship, learning and fellowship offered at no cost to participants.