Thrivent Choice

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Through Thrivent’s member-advised charitable grant program, Thrivent Choice®, eligible members can recommend where some of Thrivent Financial’s charitable outreach funds are distributed by directing Choice Dollars. Choice Dollars can be directed to the following ministries that are enrolled in the Thrivent Choice program:

  • Concordia University System
  • KFUO Radio
  • LCMS Disaster Response
  • LCMS Global Mission Fund
  • LCMS International Mission
  • LCMS Joint Seminary Fund
  • LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces
  • LCMS National Mission
  • Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Foundation
  • Mission Central  (Mapleton, Iowa)
  • Rural & Small Town Mission
  • Soldiers of the Cross
  • Veterans of the Cross
  • The Wittenberg Project – Old Latin School

Please note: Choice Dollars designated during a calendar year can be directed until March 31 of the following year. Learn more at or call 800-THRIVENT (800-847-4836) and say “Thrivent Choice.”

Directing Thrivent Choice Dollars is subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Thrivent Choice® program and if you direct any Thrivent Choice Dollars® this means that you agree to the Terms and Conditions.

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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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