Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming
down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow
due to change (James 1:17, ESV).
A new season brings new blessings. What a joy to count you among
them! As you continue to partner in mission and ministry, we invite you
to prayerfully consider a few of the many opportunities for sharing the
Gospel in word and deed with others through a gift to the LCMS.
Together as SynodEach
gift to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod can advance any of the
mission and ministry priorities set by Synod's Constitution, Synod’s
Board of Directors and our Synod acting in Convention. “Together as
Synod” donations are the “gifts that support all other gifts.”
Contributions are wisely used by the Board of Directors to fund anything
from Witness and Mercy (program) work, logistical and support systems
at the International Center that coordinate program work, activities
required under the Synod's Constitution and Bylaws or by state or
federal law and more - wherever the opportunity to advance and carry out
our mission as a Synod is greatest.
Global Mission (National and International)Gifts
and offerings to our Global Mission impact people around the world and
in our own backyard through acts of Christian compassion, wherever the
opportunity is greatest at the time a Global Mission gift is received.
Global Mission gifts are used exclusively to support Witness
(Evangelism), Mercy (Human Care) and Life Together personnel and program
work at home and abroad, work carried out by the Office of
International Mission and/or the Office of National Mission.
The Office of International MissionYour
gift will support the work of the Office of International Mission as it
recruits, trains, sends and cares for our international missionaries,
human-care workers, theological educators and military chaplains serving
outside the United States. Gifts can also fund the projects and
programs planned by our Synod’s international mission teams as they work
with specific people groups and strengthen LCMS partner churches around
the world. Gifts are applied in the international mission field
wherever the opportunity for impact is greatest at the time they are
The Office of National MissionGifts by God’s
stewards for National Mission are used entirely within the borders of
the United States. They enhance the National Mission programs and
supply vital Gospel-centered resources to congregations, districts,
schools, Lutheran organizations, and even church workers serving on the
front line of ministry. National Mission programs and resources are
specific to the ministry context of each (rural/small town, urban and
suburban) and designed to enhance Christ-centered worship, evangelism
and outreach, Lutheran education, youth and family discipleship, campus
ministry, stewardship, and human-care and disaster-relief efforts.
Worldwide KFUO-AM RadioFor
90 years, KFUO-AM has proclaimed the Good News of Jesus Christ, our
Savior. In recent years, thanks to Internet streaming, that proclamation
has extended around the world. Has someone you know been influenced by KFUO: grandparents, parents, spouse, children, YOU? Learn more about how you can help us continue to broadcast the Message of Jesus around the globe.
Lutheran Housing SupportLutheran
Housing Support helps LCMS churches keep Christ in their communities
through community development work and neighborhood revitalization.
Every day, we work with our LCMS ministries and their partners in
mission fields close to home – in neighborhoods just beyond our church
doors – to perform acts of mercy that open hearts to the Gospel.
LCMS Joint Seminary FundOne mission. Two
world-class seminaries. Their purpose is to form and equip
compassionate pastors, deaconesses and other leaders for the
proclamation of the Gospel to a broken, sinful world. The role of the
Synod’s national office through the LCMS Joint Seminary Fund is to
provide additional financial support to our seminaries, while inviting
and encouraging a whole-Synod, ministry-specific stewardship response
for this vital work.
The Wittenberg Project The Lutheran
Church—Missouri Synod, Concordia Publishing House and Germany’s
Independent Evangelical—Lutheran Church are working together through
“The Wittenberg Project.” This exciting mission and education effort
takes place in the very birthplace of the Reformation. It is designed
to nurture and strengthen the faith of Christians in the region,
proclaim the Gospel to non-Christians, and provide opportunities for
Lutherans around the world to gain a deeper understanding and
appreciation of Martin Luther’s impact on the proclamation of the saving
Gospel of our Lord.
Don’t see something here that fits YOUR passion for sharing Jesus
with others? Please let us know by calling our Donor Care Line at
888-930-4438, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. God’s richest blessings to you this summer!
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