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Thank you for considering a donation that shares Jesus and your Christian values with others through the work and service of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. This section presents a diverse menu of opportunities to give Witness, show Mercy, strengthen our Life Together as a Synod and let others know what truly matters — forever. Need help? Please contact us.

  • Volunteer Month

    April is National Volunteer Month, and the LCMS is grateful to all its volunteers for their service to further the mission to make known the love of Christ in word and deed.  Learn More

  • Together as Synod

    Help accomplish the mission and ministry of the LCMS according to the priorities established by the Synod’s Board of Directors.  Learn More

  • Mercy Forever

    Open hearts and minds, through deeds of mercy and human care, to hearing the Good News so that lives are changed and souls are brought into the body of Christ for eternity.  Learn More

  • Global Mission Fund

    Strengthen our capacity for Gospel proclamation and human care activities here in the U.S. and to the four corners of the world.  Learn More

  • LCMS Foundation

    LCMS Gift Planning Counselors are ready to help you plan and direct your passion for giving to family and your favorite LCMS ministries.  Learn More



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  • Share the Gospel in word and deed in the U.S.

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  • Share the Gospel in word and deed internationally

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Pastoral Formation and Care

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  • Opportunities that prepare and encourage messengers of God’s forgiveness.

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Missionary Support


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Mission Projects

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Center for Religious Liberty

Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty
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  • The Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty strives to provide a focused defense as orthodox Lutherans hold and live out our views on the sanctity of all human life, the biblical definition of marriage, and the religious freedoms we claim as citizens.

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Wittenberg Outreach

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  • The International Lutheran Center at the Old Latin School provides a place for people to learn, grow, study, meet, retreat, and experience the Gospel in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, home of the Reformation.

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Christ’s Care for Children: Kenya

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The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
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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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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.

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