Global Mission Fund
In 2010, our Synod’s delegates voted in convention to restructure the LCMS national office in St. Louis. The changes that followed have provided an opportunity to streamline the way financial gifts are solicited and received to serve people at home and abroad.
Before July 1, 2012, when you made a gift to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, you may have directed it specifically to LCMS World Relief and Human Care or LCMS World Mission. As a result of our Synod restructuring, the names “LCMS World Relief and Human Care” and “LCMS World Mission” are being discontinued; however, the work carried out under them continues. Our Synod still sends and supports missionaries, responds to disasters, strengthens churches, feeds the hungry, assists partner churches and much more. Mercy and witness activities are no longer separated; they are performed in harmony by one global team: the LCMS. The distinction today is that this work of witness and mercy is focused either nationally or internationally in our life together as a Synod.
A gift to the Global Mission Fund is directed nationally or internationally to support our mission as a Synod to vigorously make known the love of Christ in word and deed wherever the need is greatest at the time the gift is received. Global Mission gifts are restricted and monitored to ensure they are used to support LCMS national and international witness, mercy and life together efforts.
Gifts to the Global Mission Fund strengthen the Gospel proclamation and human care activities of our Synod around the world. Contributions will care for our neighbor in body and soul, at home and abroad, in Christ’s name and to the glory of our triune God.
Please consider supporting our efforts today.