Life Ministry

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.

‘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.

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.

Synod pledges $1 million for beginning-of-life care

The 1 John 3 Initiative Million Dollar Life Match will provide up to $1 million in matching funds to LCMS congregations involved in upholding the sanctity of life in their local communities.

Personal remarks from President Harrison about COVID and vaccines

“We must obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29). I aim to resist this increasing encroachment wherever and whenever I can.

Update from LCMS President Harrison about vaccine mandate

Please study this collection of resources, which provides a summary of what we know about the COVID-19 vaccines, their relation to the issue of abortion, and what we can (and cannot) say about these matters from the Synod’s perspective.

Suicide prevention resources focus on biblical response

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

CTCR provides updated vaccine fact sheet

The fact sheet, titled “The LCMS and COVID-19 Vaccines: Facts and Considerations,” was first released in January.

LCMS leaders participate in scaled-back D.C. March for Life

On Jan. 29, several LCMS leaders joined approximately 100 pro-life leaders from across the country in a mostly virtual, livestreamed March for Life.

Life conference goes virtual this year

The conference, set for March 19–20, will include both live sessions and on-demand videos, as well as the opportunity to engage with speakers through question-and-answer sessions. 

March for Life ‘Moving the Movement Tour’ stops in Fort Wayne

The Jan. 16 event, sponsored by LCMS Life Ministry, was one stop on the March for Life Chicago’s “Moving the Movement Tour,” which connected participants across five Midwestern states in a series of pro-life car rallies and caravans.

Synod provides facts and counsel on COVID-19 vaccines

On Jan. 21, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison sent an email to all workers on the Synod roster addressing questions and concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines.

BNM business includes church worker recruitment, COVID-19, race

On Oct. 15, the LCMS Board for National Mission met for a full-day meeting via Zoom.  

Plans underway for 2021 life marches

Some things look different this year, but the commitment to life hasn’t changed.