2019-21 National Offering

Every three years, our Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod meets in convention to determine mission and ministry priorities for the coming three years. This year, we will gather in Tampa under the theme “Joy:fully Lutheran.”

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. The 2019 National Offering theme is “Joy to the World.”

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thess. 5:16–18). This triennium’s National Offering provides Lutherans across the country an opportunity to reflect their joy in the Gospel and their thankfulness to God for His gifts in Christ.

Gifts to the 2019 LCMS National Offering — which can be made at any time — will empower the work God has given us to do in His name to bring joy to the world, as we vigorously make known the Good News of Jesus Christ, that all might rejoice and give thanks to God our heavenly Father.



Donate Online

Make a contribution using your credit or debit card any time of day



Donate by Phone

Call 888-930-4438
to make a contribution using your credit or debit card


Donate by Mail

  • Click here for instructionsHide instructions
  • Make check payable to “The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod” and write “2019-21 LCMS National Offering” on the memo line. Mail to:

    The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
    2019 LCMS National Offering
    P.O. Box 66861
    St. Louis, MO 63166-6861

Joy:fully Lutheran

Story: Sarah Kanoy

Amen! Praise and Glory...

Broken, yet chosen. Naphtali, like all of us, was dead in transgressions. The Resurrection and the Life bought him with His own precious blood. Purchased and won, Naphtali is broken no more...

Read story

Story:Duane Meissner

Hymnals in Swahili, Amharic, Mandarin Chinese and Indonesian

How did a decision to pursue deaconess studies lead Sandra Rhein to become an international hymnal consultant?

Read story

Story: Sarah Kanoy

In L.A., Miami, or wherever the Lord allows

Lutheran schools from L.A. to Miami are bringing God’s Word to the children entrusted to their care.

Read story

Join us on the journey

Lutherans Engage the World

Lutheran Engage the WorldEngaging the Church in the work of witness and mercy across the globe in our life together.

Read now


The Lutheran Witness

The Lutheran WitnessInterpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective

Learn more

Concordia Publishing House

Concordia Publishing House

Contact Us

  Email us

  Church Info Center: 888-843-5267
  Staff Switchboard: 800-248-1930
  Donor Care Line: 888-930-4438

 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7226


Guide Star Logo BBB Logo

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.

Our Tax Identification Number is: 43-0658188

>>View Donor Transparency Resources

Employment  |  For the Media  |  Site Map  |  Privacy


© 2003 – 2010   The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. All Rights Reserved.