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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.

Together as Synod

Together as Synod

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

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Global Mission Fund

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.

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Mercy Work

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.

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National Work

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

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International Work

Share the Gospel in word and deed internationally

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Pastoral Formation & Care

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

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Missionary Support

Help send devoted missionaries and mercy workers out to tell others the Good News about Jesus.

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Mission Projects

Mission Projects

Information on national and international mission projects.

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Ministry Catalog

Find opportunities to support a ministry area that’s important to you.

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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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Disaster Response

LCMS Disaster Response

Providing physical and spiritual care in the wake of disaster.

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Christ’s Care for Children

Sponsorship program that matches donors in the U.S. with children who are living in one of the boarding facilities in Kenya.

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By mail:

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
Mission Advancement
P.O. Box 66861
St. Louis, MO 63166-6861

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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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Vision and Mission

Making Disciples for Life Resource Center

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


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 13.5 percent of a charitable contribution may 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.

Our Tax Identification Number: 43-0658188

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