The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod carries out its ministry with the invaluable help of a number of partners and other organizations.
Lutheran Laymen's League
As the official men's auxiliary of the LCMS, LLL is the governing body for Lutheran Hour Ministries, a Christian outreach ministry empowering and equipping churches to communicate the Gospel to all people. Learn More
Lutheran Women's Missionary League
As the official women's auxiliary of the LCMS, LWML encourages and equips women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions. Learn More
LWML 101 - New Resource
The LWML offers this PowerPoint and notes guide to help you introduce or reconnect women in your congregation to the LWML.
The LCMS Foundation
Provides Lutheran donors with charitable expertise and opportunities to ensure that families are provided for and beloved ministries are supported. Learn More
Lutheran Church Extension Fund
Facilitates faith and the reaching out to others with the Good News through investments, loans and services that help build, transform and keep our church vital. Learn More
Concordia Plan Services
Benefits provider of choice for more than 6,000 LCMS congregations, schools, universities, seminaries, and other organizations in the United States and in mission fields worldwide. Learn More
Concordia Historical Institute
The official archives for records of the LCMS and its agencies, congregations and workers. Learn More
Concordia Publishing House
The official publisher of the LCMS offers more than 8,000 products for use in Christian congregations, schools and homes.
Lutheran Services in America (LSA)
The LCMS is a founding partner of Lutheran Services in America, a social service organization that serves one in every 50 Americans through services in health care, aging and disability support, community development, housing, and child and family strengthening. Learn More
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS)
Witnessing to God’s love for all people, LIRS stands with and advocates for migrants and refugees, transforming communities through ministries of service and justice.Learn More
Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
LWR focuses on attacking the root causes of poverty in rural and remote regions of the world’s poorest countries and breaking the cycles that keep people from being healthy, productive and self-supporting.Learn More
International Lutheran Council
The ILC is a worldwide association of established confessional Lutheran church bodies that exists for the purpose of encouraging, strengthening and promoting confessional Lutheran theology and practice centering in Jesus Christ, both among member churches and throughout the world.Learn More
Recognized Service Organizations
The LCMS works with some 300 Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs) to extend its mission outreach, education and social ministry. These independent organizations – which include a number of elementary and high schools, camps, mission societies and social service organizations – agree to foster the mission and ministry of the LCMS and ensure their programs and services are in harmony with the doctrine and practice of the LCMS.
Partner Church Bodies
There are 35 church bodies worldwide with whom The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is in altar and pulpit fellowship.