Get Involved

The LCMS encourages you to get involved in the life of the church and offers several ways for you to share your talents and gifts.


One of the most important ways you can get involved is to make a commitment to pray.    


Help and Serve

Is God calling you to service?  Whether through volunteering or a career in church work, the LCMS offers many opportunities for you to get involved.

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Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs)

Do your organization’s values align with the doctrine and practice of the LCMS?  Consider getting involved by applying for RSO status with the LCMS.  These independent organizations agree to foster the mission and ministry of the LCMS through their programs and services and ensure their programs are in harmony with the doctrine and practice of the LCMS.  
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Domestic Development Grants

Get involved in your community by applying for a grant through the Office of National Misssion.

  • Domestic Development Grants
    Domestic development grants are offered to LCMS groups engaged in human care ministry. Highest priority is given to new or expanded programs that reach out in mercy in the name of Christ and meet a real human care need in the community.
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  • Servant Event Grants
    Congregations, camps and Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs) whose servant event(s) are registered through the Youth Ministry office and listed on the website are eligible applicants.
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Interested in employment and careers open now at the International Center?  Or maybe with a Recognized Service Organization? 

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Church Work

Interested in learning more about getting involved in a career in church work?  There are all kinds of ways you can serve the church using your gifts and talents.

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Join us on the journey

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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Concordia Publishing House

Concordia Publishing House

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