Visit the International Center

Headquarters of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod   •   St. Louis

  • International Center
  • International Center
  • International Center
  • International Center
  • International Center


The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod invites members and guests to visit the International Center, our headquarters in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood, Mo.

Guests may tour the International Center, where visitors may also attend daily chapel, see the KFUO Radio station, and go through the Concordia Historical Institute Museum.



The International Center is open Monday through Friday, except on holidays.


  • 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays, except on holidays.


  • 10 a.m. on weekdays, except on holidays.


  • 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, except on holidays.

Concordia Historical Institute Museum

  • 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays, except on holidays. The suggested donation is $3 per person.

Hours are subject to change based on the holiday schedule. Before your visit, please call 888-843-5267 (888-THE LCMS) or email to make sure the office will be open.

The International Center is ADA-compliant.

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The LCMS International Center is located in southwest St. Louis County near the intersection of Interstate 270 and Interstate 44. The building is across from the “Kirkwood Commons” shopping center.

From Kirkwood Road, enter the International Center’s driveway (marked by a large blue and red metal sculpture) and proceed up the hill.

Visitor parking is located on the right side of the street. Fronted by a lake, the International Center is the four-story granite and glass building on the left.

To find handicapped parking, continue driving past the main entrance and make a left turn at the first stop sign.

Once parked, follow the sidewalk past the flagpoles to the main entrance, where a receptionist at the front desk will assist you.



Use the map below to create directions from your location to the International Center, and you may also enter the LCMS address on your preferred GPS system.

1333 S. Kirkwood Road
St. Louis, MO 63122


LCMS International Center

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