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

We’re in this together! The men and women in the LCMS Office of National Mission have been listening and learning so as to better equip congregations and districts in making lifelong disciples for Christ.

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Lutherans Engage the World

Lutheran Engage the WorldEngaging the Church in the work of witness and mercy across the globe in our life together.

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The Lutheran Witness

The Lutheran WitnessInterpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective

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