Meet the New LCMS Missionaries


A group portrait of missionaries during the summer 2016 New Missionary Orientation, June 2016.


The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod invites you to join our new missionaries in their journey as they begin their service as called or appointed career missionaries or as GEO (globally engaged in outreach) missionaries who serve one- to two-year terms. As we send these missionaries out into the world, we have reassurance in 1 John that God gave us eternal life and this life is in His Son (1 John 5:11). This is the life-giving message that our missionaries will share with the people of all nations.

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  • New Missionary Orientation held at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis, Mo., is the first major step in our missionaries' assignments. The two-week program — consisting of in-depth education, interactive learning, worship and networking — provides a solid foundation for new missionaries as they prepare for their service. The orientation includes assignment-specific training and an introduction to the LCMS staff and structure that will support them during their international deployment.

    You can be part of this story by joining our missionaries' network of support:

    • Remember them in your prayers.
    • Give them your financial support.
    • Listen and hear their story.

    This is part of koinonia — our life together. When you join our missionaries in prayer, financial support and hearing the stories of the people they have served, then you become part of that story too!

    Please join us in praying for and supporting our new missionaries. We rejoice in sharing with you the opportunities God grants us to reach the nations for Christ!

    Sixteen missionary families complete two-week orientation   Read Article

Our new missionaries include:

Winter 2016

Summer 2016

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Missionary Prayer Cards

Search for new and ongoing missionaries’ downloadable prayer cards and online giving pages in the LCMS online database.

Pray For Us Calendar

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