Ascending Roots Giving Program

We do everything we can to support efforts that promote the clear Gospel of Jesus Christ, and tie Witness, Mercy and Life Together.

Ascending Roots is a group of loyal sustaining donors to the global mission fund of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. These people pray for our work and our workers and provide ongoing financial support  through more than just a one-time gift.

We invite you to become our partner in ministry by joining Ascending Roots today. Your gifts can be sent monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. All I ask is that you make a commitment and specify which schedule of giving that works best for your ongoing support. Your gifts are spent wisely as we are working diligently to keep costs down so we can meet the real needs and opportunities the Lord places before us.

By joining Ascending Roots, you increase the effectiveness of the work we do together:

  • Your regular gifts allow us to focus more energy on serving others and making known the strong name of Jesus.
  • Your regular gifts allow us to plan ahead as we honor our commitments, support current mission and mercy efforts.


We treasure the trust you show in the work of the global mission of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Personalized Commitment
Personalize Your Commitment
Please consider becoming a sustaining donor to LCMS global mission fund by making an annual pledge using these levels as a guide:
  • $300
  • $600
  • $900
  • $1,200
  • $3,000
  • $6,000+
  • Prayerful and brave gifts    $10,000+


Benefits to our members
When you join Ascending Roots, you become part of a very special circle of caring Lutheran Christians, who:
  • Have caring, personal service from Kathy Wakeman, Ascending Roots manager, to immediately answer your questions;
  • Engage with the church in good stewardship;
  • Receive fewer mailings; and
  • Provide the church with ready-now funds for immediate witness and mercy work.
How to Join
Enrollment and Renewal

I invite you to be part of the largest and fastest growing giving program of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod: Ascending Roots. Your sustaining commitment will not only be a rewarding and satisfying experience for you, but a blessing to the LCMS as well.


Blessings in Christ,
Kathy Wakeman
Ascending Roots Manager


Kathy Wakeman
800-248-1930, ext. 1648

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The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Inc., including Mission Central (in Mapleton, Iowa), is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity.

A contribution designated (restricted) for a specific purpose, when accepted, will be used only to fund expenses related to that purpose. Occasionally, we may receive more in contributions for a particular purpose than can be wisely applied to it in the foreseeable future or the purpose may cease to be feasible. In these situations, the LCMS will make reasonable attempts to contact contributors to apply their contribution toward another aspect of ministry that aligns closely the contributor’s goals and values. If a contributor cannot be contacted, the LCMS will use the gift to meet a similar pressing need that most closely matches the contributor's original intent.

Consistent with Synod Board policy and in recognition of the joyful response and generosity of God’s people over the past fiscal year, not more than 10.5 percent of any charitable contribution will be allocated to administering gifts and communicating with contributors (compared to a not-more-than ceiling of 13.5 percent the previous fiscal year). Contributions received and accepted by the LCMS are deemed to be in agreement with this statement.

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