Helping Congregations

In addition to its larger ministry programs, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod provides a variety of special resources to help congregations carry out their ministry.

 

Witness & Outreach

Witness is the work we have been given to do as the church scattered. We have opportunities to speak of Jesus with the people in our everyday lives who are our friends, co-workers, neighbors, family members, etc.

Outreach is the work we do as the church gathered. It is our collective effort through ministries, services, events and other activities as the church through which we invite and include others into Word and Sacrament ministry.

Witness & Outreach are distinct, but they work together so people will know of Jesus and be gathered into His Church through us.

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Operation Barnabas

Operation Barnabas is a network of care to our nation’s military members, including mobilized pastors, and their families. We reach out to all components, with a special emphasis on our Reserve members and their families.

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Group Purchasing Agreement

For 20 years, the Group Purchasing Agreement program (formerly National Contract Program) has offered substantial discounts on equipment, supplies and services to LCMS churches, schools and affiliated organizations by combining the buying power of over 8,000 organizations.

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Church Year Calendar

Learn about the Church Year Calendar including Sundays and Seasons, Feasts and Festivals, and special commemorations.

Church Year Calendar

 

LCMS Logos and Styling

Download LCMS logos and style guideline documents.

Logos

 

Church Office Administration

This collection of church office administration resources provides information and support for LCMS congregations and pastors in managing church operations, including:

  • Congregational Treasurer’s Manual
  • Employment Resource Manual
  • Job Descriptions
  • Marriage Policies for Congregations
  • Taxes and Ministers

Church Office Administration

 

LCMS Entities

Concordia Historical Institute

Concordia Historical Institute is the official department of archives and history of the LCMS.

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Concordia Plan Services

Concordia Plan Services is the benefits provider of choice for more than 6,000 LCMS congregations, schools, universities, seminaries, and other organizations in the United States and in mission fields world-wide.

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Concordia Publishing House

The official publisher of the LCMS, Concordia Publishing House exists to serve the church, listening to congregations, responding to their needs, and providing biblical resources for today’s ministry.

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LCMS Foundation

The LCMS Foundation partners with congregations and other ministries of the church to help expand capacities through investment, gift planning, marketing and charitable gift administration.

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Lutheran Church Extension Fund

The Lutheran Church Extension Fund facilitates faith and the reaching out to others with the Good News through investments, loans and services that help build, transform and keep vital our church.

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Lutherans Engage the World

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

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The Lutheran Witness

The Lutheran WitnessInterpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective

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Concordia Publishing House

Concordia Publishing House

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