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Annual Report 2021

LCMS 2021 Annual Report

This mission and ministry report from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod contains important audited financial information from the fiscal year and general information about Synod work.

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Lastest Issues from the Engage magazine and the Sharing newsletter


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Lutherans Engage – Winter 2023
From Uruguay to Peru to Florida’s hurricane-ravaged coast, Lutherans find comfort and strength to reach out to their neighbors w...

Lutherans Engage – Fall 2022
Read about how pastors and other church workers are prepared for service at home and abroad in the Fall 2022 issue.

Lutherans Engage – Spring 2022
This issue highlights a few of the places where the Word of God is at work, including in Kenya, in California and Wisconsin, and...

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LCMS World Relief and Human Care – March 2023 ‘Sharing’ newsletter
“Our LCMS founders said much about pastors and congregations making special efforts to care for people in need. That specific me...

LCMS World Relief and Human Care – January 2023 ‘Sharing’ newsletter
Since Christ showed mercy to us, we show mercy to others — from Illinois to Cambodia to Germany. Read more in the January 2023 i...

LCMS World Relief and Human Care – November 2022 ‘Sharing’ newsletter
From Kenya to Florida, Lutherans are active in serving their neighbors. Read more in the November 2022 issue.

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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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