Focused-giving Programs

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod   •   Mission Advancement


As a member of any of the following focused-giving programs, you will have the satisfaction of knowing your “where needed most” gifts sustain the ministry of your choice. Members of each giving club combine resources to empower a ministry area to fulfill its specific work in the name of Jesus Christ and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. We invite you to explore these programs to find the one that best fits your interest.

For Individuals and families

Each of the following programs offers individuals and households the opportunity to serve as a significant partner in a specific ministry area. KFUO Radio Partners empower Lutheran radio ministry, while Mission Senders underwrite specific regional missionaries.

 

Missionaries

Mission Senders

Sponsor one or more LCMS missionaries.

KFUO Radio Interview

KFUO Radio Partners

Help this radio ministry share the Good News of Christ, anytime, anywhere.

For Congregations

  • Together in Mission
    Your congregation can "adopt" a specific missionary, offering both prayer and financial support as a Together in Mission member congregation.

 

Other Giving Options

  • Thrivent Choice
    If you own a Thrivent financial product, you can recommend how a portion of Thrivent’s allocation of required charitable dollars are allocated. Members can select from a list of LCMS ministries and other Christian organizations.

 

  • LCEF Special Interest Fund
    With the LCEF Special Interest Fund, you have an opportunity to donate all or part of your interest earned to a ministry close to your heart. Your LCEF investment benefits you and the Church at the same time!

Join us on the journey

Mission and Vision

Seven Mission Priorities

The Lutheran Witness Magazine

The Lutheran Witness Magazine

Fall 2022 Conference

Making Disciples for Life - Conference

Latest Convention Information

68th Regular Convention

Church Work Recruitment Initiative

Set Apart to Serve

Caring for Ukraine

Ukraine Support

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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 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 12.5 percent of any charitable contribution will be allocated to administering gifts and communicating with contributors (compared to a not-more-than ceiling of 10.5 percent the previous fiscal year). Contributions received and accepted by the LCMS are deemed to be in agreement with this statement.

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