Life Ministry

Life Ministry

Advocating for the unborn, weak and vulnerable

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Life Ministry is devoted to upholding the sanctity of human life, both in our church body and the culture at large.

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  • We are actively involved in a variety of domestic and international programs to support and encourage life “in the image of God.”

    By supporting women and children through crisis pregnancy centers, providing educational materials and opportunities, reaching out to youth through a Christian chastity program, and working closely with allies such as National Lutherans For Life and the National Pro-Life Religious Council, Life Ministry is carrying the banner that life is sacred.

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Friends for Life Podcast

KFUO Podcast - LCMS Life Ministry - Friends For Life

In this new podcast from LCMS Life Ministry, hear from life leaders and others who are speaking up about and living out the sanctity of human life.

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I Will Grieve for the Suicide

I Will Grieve For The Suicide a book by Peter Preus

In this book, the Rev. Peter Preus provides Gospel comfort for those who are left behind after a Christian commits suicide. He addresses the stigma, psychology and theology of suicide, as well as the grieving process that follows it, and the hope Christians can find in Christ.

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Synod Resources


Documents and Writings

LCMS statement affirms life

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison denounces the abortion expansion laws in New York and Illinois signed on Jan. 22, 2019 — the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.

President Harrison offers a continued confession of the LCMS’ position opposing abortion. The statement is available for proper use in your congregation and community.


News and Notes is a newsletter from LCMS Life Ministry.

Translated Pro-Life Materials 

Pro-Life Partners





Making Disciples for Life - Resource Center

Deaconess Tiffany Manor
Director of LCMS Life Ministry


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Ministry Overview

Through numerous domestic and international programs, LCMS Life Ministry supports and encourages life “in the image of God,” through life-affirming programming, advocacy and teaching.

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Support LCMS Life Ministry

Your generous gift to the international and domestic work of LCMS Life Ministry will make a tremendous difference and help to uphold the message of Christ’s mercy to all in body and soul.

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Recent Articles & Stories

Life Ministry – Reporter
Personal remarks from President Harrison about COVID and vaccines
Friday, October 1, 2021 3:27:32 PM

Update from LCMS President Harrison about vaccine mandate
Friday, October 1, 2021 3:20:14 PM

Suicide prevention resources focus on biblical response
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 8:43:00 AM

CTCR provides updated vaccine fact sheet
Monday, March 8, 2021 4:20:08 PM

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Life Ministry newsletters

Use our easy sign-up process to receive free newsletters and resources from LCMS Life Ministry. Select any or all of the LCMS ministry topics to receive related news.

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Curriculum now available

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The Ultrasound Education Project brings the miracle and sanctity of human life into the middle-school and high-school classroom through the use of ultrasound technology.

The project includes six modules and a video. Classroom activities can cross over into several disciplines, including science, math, language arts and religion.

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LCMS World Relief and Human Care

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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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