Life Ministry

Life Ministry

Advocating, educating and caring for all human life

Through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Life Ministry, the Body of Christ comes together to value all human life — from conception to natural death.

LCMS Life Ministry speaks up for life, cares for people in body and soul, and teaches about the sanctity of human life.

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  • The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Life Ministry network is comprised of thousands of people throughout the LCMS who are passionate about and engaged in sanctity of human life efforts, both in our church body and the culture at large.

    • We speak for human life by witnessing to our Lord’s creation of life and His design for marriage and the family, and by advocating for the God-given value of all human life in the public square.
    • We care for human life by sharing Christ’s love and mercy, caring for people in body and soul by sponsoring human care efforts in local communities through districts and congregations, and internationally through our missionaries and partner church bodies.
    • We educate by providing resources and events for people of all ages.

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Friends for Life podcast

KFUO Podcast - LCMS Life Ministry - Friends For Life
In this new podcast from LCMS Life Ministry, hear from life leaders and others who are speaking up about and living out the sanctity of human life.

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Million Dollar Life Match

To support local pro-life efforts, the LCMS will offer $1 million in matching grants to LCMS congregations, starting in 2022.

To support local pro-life efforts, the LCMS will offer $1 million in matching grants to LCMS congregations, starting in 2022.

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Life Ministry - Library

Life Library

Papers, articles and information on life issues.


Life Ministry - Library

Life Apparel & Gear

Branded merchandise.


Life Ministry - Library

Groups & Supplies

Signs and hats for marches.


Recent Articles

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Evangelizing the lost through life ministry
An upcoming seminar will explore ways for those involved in life ministry or advocacy to reach the unchurched with the Gospel.

‘March on the Arch’ draws hundreds in support of life
The day began with a prayer service at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

‘This is the moment’: Chicago marchers pray for change
On Jan. 8, LCMS marchers joined over a thousand others to march for life in Illinois.

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Recent Resources

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LCMS Life Ministry — Spring 2022 newsletter
The Spring 2022 issue of LCMS Life Ministry’s newsletter reminds us how we can care for mothers, babies, and their families afte...

LCMS Life Ministry – Bible studies on 1 John 3
As a part of the Million Dollar Life Match initiative, LCMS Life Ministry is pleased to offer a series of Bible studies written ...

LCMS Life Ministry — Winter 2022 newsletter
The Life Ministry newsletter for Winter 2022 includes the announcement of the Million Dollar Life Match, a new life grant progra...

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Additional Resources

Synod Resources


Documents and Writings

Translated Pro-Life Materials

‘I Will Grieve for the Suicide’

In this book, the Rev. Peter Preus provides Gospel comfort for those who are left behind after a Christian commits suicide. He addresses the stigma, psychology and theology of suicide, as well as the grieving process that follows it, and the hope Christians can find in Christ.

LCMS Letters and Statements

The gift of life: A letter from President Harrison — In a January 2022 letter, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, shares thoughts about the sanctity of life.

LCMS statement on Roe v. Wade anniversary — LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison offers a continued confession of the LCMS’ position opposing abortion. The statement is available for proper use in your congregation and community.

LCMS and Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis Joint Statement on Planned Parenthood — LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison and The Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, released a joint statement denouncing Planned Parenthood’s purported harvesting of organs from aborted babies for medical research.



News and Notes is a newsletter from LCMS Life Ministry.



Deaconess Dr. Tiffany Manor
Director of LCMS Life Ministry




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Ministry Overview

Through numerous domestic and international programs, LCMS Life Ministry speaks up for life, cares for people in body and soul, and teaches about the sanctity of human life.

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Your generous gift to the international and domestic work of LCMS Life Ministry will make a tremendous difference and help to uphold the message of Christ’s mercy to all in body and soul.

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