Focused-giving Programs

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod   •   Mission Advancement

As a member of any of the following focused-giving programs, you will have the satisfaction of knowing your “where needed most” gifts sustain the ministry of your choice. Members of each giving club combine resources to empower a ministry area to fulfill its specific work in the name of Jesus Christ and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. We invite you to explore these programs to find the one that best fits your interest.

Focused-giving Programs for Individuals and families

Each of the following programs offers individuals and households the opportunity to serve as a significant partner in a specific ministry area. Ascending Roots members support Witness & Mercy efforts of the offices of National & International Mission. KFUO Radio Partners empower Lutheran radio ministry. Messengers sustain pastoral education through the Joint Seminary Fund, while Mission Senders underwrite specific regional missionaries.


Ascending Roots
(Global Mission Fund)

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(LCMS Joint Seminary Fund)

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Mission Senders
(sponsor one or more LCMS missionaries)

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KFUO Radio Partners

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Focused-giving Programs For Congregations

Your congregation can "adopt" a specific missionary, offering both prayer and financial support as a Together in Mission member congregation.

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Other Giving Options

Thrivent Choice: If you own a Thrivent financial product, you can recommend how a portion of Thrivent’s allocation of required charitable dollars are allocated. Members can select from a list of LCMS ministries and other Christian organizations.

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LCEF Special Interest Fund: With the LCEF Special Interest Fund, you have an opportunity to donate all or part of your interest earned to a ministry close to your heart. Your LCEF investment benefits you and the Church at the same time!

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