God's Mission Here

National Mission

Because God's mission is right where you are.

In the Great Commission, Jesus instructs His disciples to “go therefore and make disciples of all nations” (Matt. 28:19). But we don’t have to travel around the world to find people who need to hear the Gospel. God’s mission is all around us, and we have many opportunities to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with the neighbors He has placed in our communities.

In this effort, LCMS National Mission’s goal is to provide support, programs and resources to serve LCMS congregations and schools, partner with LCMS districts, and ultimately make disciples for life.

Programs and Resources:

Church Planting, Renewal and Support

Congregations and Districts

Human Care and Ministerial Support

Stay Connected

God's Mission HereAs you serve in the mission field where God has placed you, take a moment to get ideas and encouragement from your brothers and sisters in Christ who are serving in other locations across North America.


National Mission Stories

View more



Giving Opportunities



Make a secure online donation using a major credit or debit card.



To offer support using a credit/debit card, please call LCMS Donor Care toll-free:



To offer support via personal or organizational check, please make payable to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Designate National Mission on the memo line.

Mail to:

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
Mission Advancement
P.O. Box 66861
St. Louis, MO 63166-6861


To learn how you can champion our Synod’s National Mission efforts
as part of your personal or organizational philanthropy, contact:

888-930-4438       mission.advancement@lcms.org


Create a legacy with estate or gift planning



Contact LCMS National Mission

Rev. Dan Galchutt -- LCMS National Mission Executive Director -- The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

Rev. Dan Galchutt
Executive Director, LCMS National Mission

View staff directory

Join us on the journey

 Facebook   Twitter    Instagram    YouTube   Vimeo   LinkedIn

Mission and Vision

Seven Mission Priorities

The Lutheran Witness Magazine

Lutheran Witness February 2024

MDFL Resource Center

Making Disciples for Life - Resource Center

Million Dollar Life Match

Ready to expland your congrgation's pro-life ministry? Apply now for the Million Dollar Life Match.

Church Work Recruitment Initiative

Set Apart to Serve

Caring for Ukraine

Ukraine Support

Contact Us

  Email us

  Church Info Center: 888-843-5267
  Staff Switchboard: 800-248-1930
  Donor Care Line: 888-930-4438

 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7226


Guide Star Logo BBB Logo


Auxiliaries and Seminaries




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 toward another aspect of ministry that aligns closely the contributor’s goals and values. 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 and in recognition of a more challenging economic and philanthropic/fundraising environment due to inflationary pressure, not more than 13.5 percent of any charitable contribution will be allocated to administering gifts and communicating with contributors. Contributions received and accepted by the LCMS are deemed to be in agreement with this statement.

Donor Transparency Resources

Employment   |   For the Media   |   Site Map   |   Privacy   |   Social Media Guidelines    |   Social Media Directory


© 2003 – 2010   The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. All Rights Reserved.