office of international mission

Bernhard M. Seter scholarship to support church work students in Africa

Recipients of the scholarship must be studying to become Lutheran pastors, deaconesses or Christian evangelists serving in Africa LCMS partner churches.

BIM fills vacancies, issues calls

The LCMS Board for International Mission met in St. Louis Sept. 22–23.

‘What a joy’: Day of Thanksgiving celebrates missionaries

On Aug. 26, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod recognized the service of eight missionaries and missionary families who are retiring or leaving the field and welcomed one new missionary.  

National Mission discusses chaplaincy, church planting

The LCMS Board for National Mission convened June 16–17 in St. Louis.

LCMS Board of Directors approves surplus budget for FY23

The budget includes total revenue of just over $82 million and total spending of $81.4 million.

Synod honors new and retiring missionaries

On May 6, the LCMS Office of International Mission hosted a Service of Thanksgiving and a subsequent ceremony to recognize five new missionary families and honor seven missionary families who have recently ended their service. 

Podcast offers ‘5 minutes with a missionary’

The program offers a new way for people in the LCMS to get to know the Synod’s international missionaries.

Mission boards seek to connect with districts on Synod priorities

This past fall and winter, teams composed of one member each from the Boards for National and International Mission met in person or via Zoom with every district of the Synod.

Program ‘unpacks’ Synod’s international mission work

Missions Unpacked provides interactive, online resources that enable people to learn more about the Synod’s international mission work without ever leaving home.

Lutherans around the world unite to support refugees

Refugees from Ukraine continue to escape to any place that will accept them.

Amid war in Ukraine, the church’s mission remains

As the conflict in Ukraine enters its second month, the people of the LCMS continue to pray for those affected and seek opportunities to help.

From the mission field: Helping Ukrainian refugees in Romania

This month’s “From the Mission Field” update comes from the Rev. Andrew Fedder, LCMS missionary to Romania. 

Funds for Ukraine serve varied needs

The LCMS Office of International Mission continues to work with the Rev. Serge Maschewski, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ukraine, to offer assistance where it is needed.

‘Let love be genuine’: More help for Ukraine

The actions of a Lutheran in Romania bear witness to the love of God in Christ Jesus.