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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2019 Life Conference

March for Life

Come learn to live Christ’s love amidst a culture of death.

The 2019 LCMS Life Conference will be Jan. 17–19 in Arlington, Va., for LCMS members and guests.

Whether or not you attend the conference, you are welcome to join fellow Lutherans for a Divine Service on Jan. 18 before going to the National March for Life in Washington, D.C.

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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.
    Spanish version   |   Russian version

Pro-Life Partners





Rev. Robert Zagore, Executive Director, Office of National Mission

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Ministry Overview

Through numerous domestic and international programs, LCMS Life Ministry supports and encourages life “in the image of God,” through life-affirming programming, advocacy and teaching.

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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
‘News and Notes’ – LCMS Life Ministry Fall 2018 Newsletter
Friday, November 16, 2018 11:41:12 AM

Register now for ‘Joy:fully Alive — Body & Soul’
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 10:48:45 AM

Lutherans For Life to celebrate 40 years at national conference
Thursday, September 27, 2018 11:19:49 AM

Freedom to be faithful prevails at Supreme Court
Friday, June 29, 2018 2:08:06 PM

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

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