Seven Mission Priorities


Resolution 4-03A of the 2019 LCMS convention reaffirmed the seven mission priorities of the LCMS, stating that "our commitment as LCMS congregations and workers is to walk together with the Word of God as our only guide for doctrine and practice."

Under the Synod’s adopted mission and ministry emphasis, Making Disciples for Life, these mission priorities will guide the work of the Synod in the coming 2019–2022 triennium. Explore these seven priorities below, and read stories about how the LCMS is working to carry out its mission.

Plant - Sustain, and revitalize Lutheran Churches

Plant, sustain, and revitalize Lutheran churches

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Support and expand theological education

Support and expand theological education

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Perform

Perform human care in close proximity to Word and Sacrament ministries

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Collaborate

Collaborate with the Synod's members and partners to enhance mission effectiveness

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Promote

Promote and nurture the spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being of pastors and professional church workers

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Enhance

Enhance early childhood, elementary and secondary education, and youth ministry

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Strengthen

Strengthen and support the Lutheran family in living out God's design

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Making Disciples for Life

Making Disciples for Life is the triennial emphasis of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is a partnership between individuals, congregations, districts, and the Synod to evangelize the lost, retain the faithful, strengthen congregations, and plant churches and schools.

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Emphases and Priorities

Ideas and Guidance

For the 2019-2022 Triennium — This resource is offered to help pastors, congregations and circuit visitors prepare for the pending cycle of district conventions. This is in partial fulfillment of LCMS 2019 Convention Resolution 4-04A.

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State of the Synod 2020

State of the Synod - 2020

The church finds certainty in Christ, no matter what. Read the State of the Synod for 2020 to see how the LCMS has been blessed and challenged in this uncertain time.

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Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2020

Contains important audited financial information from the FY 2019–2020 as well as general information about Synod work.

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