Life Ministry

Life Ministry

Advocating for the unborn, weak and vulnerable

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Life Ministry is devoted to upholding the sanctity of human life, both in our church body and the culture at large. We are actively involved in a variety of domestic and international programs to support and encourage life “in the image of God.”

By supporting women and children through crisis pregnancy centers, providing educational materials and opportunities, reaching out to youth through a Christian chastity program, and working closely with allies such as National Lutherans For Life and the National Pro-Life Religious Council, Life Ministry is carrying the banner that life is sacred.

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13 Reasons Why

‘13 Reasons Why’

The Rev. Dr. Lucas Woodford’s “Faith, Hope and Love: A Threefold Response to 13 Reasons Why” provides a timely theological response and reflection for teenagers, young adults and grown adults. As conversation continues around the controversial Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, we pray this resource will be useful for parents, pastors and teachers who continue to love and support our youth in the midst of sin and death.

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Eyes of Life

Eyes of Life

In a world bent down and suffering under the darkness of abortion, euthanasia and death in all its forms, individual members of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod are standing tall to tell their stories.

By sharing their stories through the #eyesoflife campaign, they are boldly giving voice to what millions of others believe as well: that all life — from conception to natural death — is sacred, valued and a gift from God.

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Translated Pro-Life Materials 

  • A Small Catechism on Human Life by John T. Pless — Examine abortion, bioethics, end-of-life and sexuality issues through the Biblical eyeglasses of Luther’s Small Catechism. Each chapter is followed by thoughtful discussion questions and Bible references.
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Deaconess Dorothy Krans, Interim Director

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Ministry Overview

Learn more about LCMS Life Ministry by downloading this information sheet.
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The Ultrasound Education Project brings the miracle and sanctity of human life into the middle-school and high-school classroom through the use of ultrasound technology.

The project includes six modules and a video. Classroom activities can cross over into several disciplines, including science, math, language arts and religion.

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Life Ministry – LCMS News & Information
Notes for Life Newsletter — Fall 2017
Monday, October 30, 2017 11:44:51 AM

Plans underway for 45th annual March for Life
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Reporter Insert: Eyes of Life
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“Faith, Hope and Love: A Threefold Response to 13 Reasons Why”
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