Career Opportunities

LCMS Human Resources

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Positions with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod are normally located at the International Center in suburban St. Louis, and some positions are occasionally deployed around the country. Regardless of the occupational specialty or location, the LCMS shares the basic task of serving our 2.2 million members in more than 6,000 congregations.

Open Positions

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  • Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty
    • There are no current openings.


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The Lutheran Church Extension Fund was awarded a Top Work Places honor by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 2017 and 2018.

The LCMS Foundation (2018), Concordia Plan Services (2017) and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (2016) also were honored as Top Work Places by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


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At a glance


Hours spent annually by employees getting healthy in our on-site exercise room


Employees participating in run/walk events annually



Hours spent annually by 102 employees volunteering in the community


Voluntary employee turnover rate



Missionaries dedicating themselves
to spreading the Gospel worldwide


Pounds of meat smoked
annually by the IC Smokers

Benefits and Extras

Put money away for retirement with
our 403(b) and pension plan


Enjoy work-life balance with our
vacation and personal leave policies


Stay active in our employee fitness center,
which offers cardio equipment and weights


Attend daily worship service at 10 a.m.
in the International Center chapel


Use our tuition reimbursement 
benefit to continue your education


Breakfast/lunch items, drinks, and sundries are available for purchase in the self-serve market, which is located in the cafeteria


Stay healthy with our outstanding
health and wellness benefits


Enjoy dressing down with
jeans on casual Fridays


Grow your skills in our training
and development classes



View Partner Job Postings

View job postings submitted by other Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod entities, including congregations, Recognized Service Organizations, Districts, etc.

Please note: Questions about the open positions listed on the linked page should be directed to the contact organization listed with the posting. The LCMS does not hire for these positions, and, as such, cannot answer any questions you may have about them.

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Submit Job Posting Request

Requests to post open positions for Recognized Service Organizations and affiliated organizations are processed by the Department of Human Resources of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, if the posting guidelines are met.

If you are with an RSO or LCMS affiliate and would like to see guidelines for applying to post your position, please read our guideline and applications.

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Volunteer Connection

Volunteer Connection fosters relationships between volunteers and LCMS staff to promote engagement in the mission of the church.

We strive to offer a fulfilling volunteer experience by matching your interests to ministry needs.

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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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