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The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod   •   Mission Advancement

Missionary Support

Help send devoted missionaries and mercy workers out to tell others the Good News about Jesus.

Matching Gift Opportunities

Double your gift’s impact with these dollar-for-dollar matching opportunities.

Focused-Giving Programs

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.

Christ’s Care for Children: Kenya

Christ's Care for Children: Kenya

Sponsorship program that matches donors in the U.S. with children who are living in one of the boarding facilities in Kenya.


Other opportunities

  • Global Seminary Initiative
    Equips and supports international partner church pastors and future leaders through sound theological education.
  • International Mission Projects
    This catalog provides information on international mission projects that can be sponsored through designated gifts and offerings.
  • National Mission Projects
    This catalog provides information on national mission projects that can be sponsored through designated gifts and offerings.
  • Ministry Catalog
    Give to a specific LCMS ministry. Browse the ministry catalog to find opportunities to support a ministry area that’s important to you.
  • National Offering
    As part of the preparation for the triennial convention, LCMS households, congregations and organizations are invited and encouraged to participate in a Synodwide gathering of special gifts called the National Offering.
  • Mission Central
    Connecting individuals, families, groups and congregations with LCMS called missionaries and mission projects, as well as district-coordinated mission initiatives.

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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

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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. Contributions received and accepted by the LCMS are deemed to be in agreement with this statement.

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