How We Serve: Mission & Mercy

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod



National Mission

LCMS National Mission

The LCMS Office of National Mission works within the borders of the United States to support the programs and resources available to congregations, districts, schools, Recognized Service Organizations and other Lutheran organizations.

 

 

 



International Mission

LCMS International Mission

The LCMS Office of International Mission recruits, trains, sends and cares for our missionaries, human care workers and international educators.

 


Education

Education

The LCMS believes education should address the whole person — body, mind and spirit — beginning in early childhood, continuing through higher education and extending to graduate theological education.



Meet The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod


Seven Mission Priorities

1. Plant, sustain, and revitalize Lutheran churches

2. Support and expand theological education

3. Perform human care in close proximity to Word and Sacrament ministries

4. Collaborate with the Synod’s members and partners to enhance mission effectiveness

5. Promote and nurture the spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being of pastors and professional church workers

6. Enhance early childhood, elementary and secondary education, and youth ministry

7. Strengthen and support the Lutheran family in living out God’s design


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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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Concordia Publishing House

Concordia Publishing House

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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 differently. 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, no more than 12 percent of a charitable contribution may be applied to administering gifts and communicating with contributors.  Contributions received and accepted by the LCMS are deemed to be in agreement with this statement.

Our Tax Identification Number is: 43-0658188

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