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.

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  • 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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Lutherans stand for life

March for Life

In January, members of LCMS congregations joined marches in Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco and around the nation to stand for life.

On the 45th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision to legalize abortion, LCMS Life Ministry and other pro-life supporters gathered to remind the government of its role to protect life.

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Eyes of Life

Eyes of Life

In a world 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.

Through the #eyesoflife campaign, individuals are boldly giving voice to what millions of others also believe: 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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Recent Articles & Stories

Life Ministry – Reporter
LCMS members play key role in passing Iowa fetal heartbeat bill
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 2:21:47 PM

‘News and Notes’ – LCMS Life Ministry Spring 2018 Newsletter
Thursday, April 05, 2018 10:56:59 AM

‘Love Saves Lives’: Lutherans march for life in Chicago and D.C.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 1:43:49 PM

Notes for Life Newsletter — Fall 2017
Monday, October 30, 2017 11:44:51 AM

Plans underway for 45th annual March for Life
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:46:45 AM

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