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Thank you for considering a donation that shares Jesus and your Christian values with others through the work and service of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. This section presents a diverse menu of opportunities to give Witness, show Mercy, strengthen our Life Together as a Synod and let others know what truly matters — forever.

Together as Synod

Together as Synod

Help accomplish the mission and ministry of the LCMS according to the priorities established by the Synod’s Board of Directors.

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Global Mission Fund

Global Mission Fund

Strengthen our capacity for Gospel proclamation and human care activities here in the U.S. and to the four corners of the world.

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Mercy Work

Open hearts and minds, through deeds of mercy and human care, to hearing the Good News so that lives are changed and souls are brought into the body of Christ for eternity.

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National Work

Share the Gospel in word and deed in the U.S.

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International Work

Share the Gospel in word and deed internationally

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Pastoral Formation & Care

Opportunities that prepare and encourage messengers of God’s forgiveness.

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Missionary Support

Help send devoted missionaries and mercy workers out to tell others the Good News about Jesus.

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Mission Projects

Information on national and international mission projects.

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Ministry Catalog

Find opportunities to support a ministry area that’s important to you.

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Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty

Strives to provide a focused defense as orthodox Lutherans hold and live out our views on the sanctity of all human life, the biblical definition of marriage, and the religious freedoms we claim as citizens.

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Disaster Response

LCMS Disaster Response

Providing physical and spiritual care in the wake of disaster.

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Concordia University System

Concordia University System (CUS)

Maintain the strongest possible Lutheran Identity and Mission Outcome Standards for students attending our LCMS colleges and universities through the work of the Concordia University System (CUS).

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