Matching gifts opportunities

Matching Gift Opportunities

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod



Global Seminary Initiative Scholarships


 Gifts matched up to $175,000

A friend of the Synod will match up to $175,000 in contributions designated to helping select international students attend our LCMS seminaries under the Global Seminary Initiative (GSI).

These GSI students are in the U.S. to earn advanced degrees, allowing them to return to their home countries to serve as seminary professors and church body leaders.

The LCMS, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., are again collaborating on a campaign to fund scholarships for these important global partners.

Contributions given via the LCMS will be divided equally between the two seminaries — and doubled by the matching grant.

The deadline for this match opportunity is Nov. 30.

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LCMS Joint Seminary Fund (Messengers Giving Society)


 First-time gifts matched up to $50,000

A friend of the LCMS will match up to $50,000 in gifts from anyone who is not currently supporting the LCMS Joint Seminary Fund, including its Messengers Giving Society.

If you have not given before, now is a great time. If you are a current Joint Seminary Fund contributor, will you help the LCMS find and engage more generous people like you who also care deeply about future pastors?

Every gift to the LCMS Joint Seminary Fund helps both seminaries as they continue preparing future messengers of God’s forgiveness.

The deadline for this match opportunity is Nov. 30.

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LCMS National Mission — Where Opportunities Are Greatest


 Gifts matched up to $25,000

A friend of the LCMS will match up to $25,000 in contributions to support LCMS National Mission efforts, wherever the need or opportunity is greatest.

The LCMS Office of National Mission and its multi-faceted programs lend support to our districts and congregations, as together they work to make Christian disciples for life.

Contributions will be directed to those areas where additional financial resources can make the greatest difference, as determined by the leadership of our National Mission team.

The deadline for this match opportunity is Nov. 30.

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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 differently. 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, no more than 12 percent of a charitable contribution may be applied to administering gifts and communicating with contributors.  Contributions received and accepted by the LCMS are deemed to be in agreement with this statement.

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