The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is joining Giving Tuesday and asking people around the world to make a difference through charitable giving on a single day, Dec. 1.
The LCMS’ “Give Graciously, Give Globally” effort will benefit the church’s Global Mission Fund. Gifts to the fund are immediately directed wherever the opportunity for ministry is most critical in the world to carry out Witness, Mercy, Life Together work.
Giving Tuesday follows on the heels of Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday and Black Friday — annual promotional events that profit the retail industry and kick off the holiday shopping frenzy. In an about-face of this intense consumerism, Giving Tuesday was conceived as a day for amplifying small acts of kindness through charitable giving in an effort to change the world for the better.
The Global Mission Fund impacts people around the world and in our own backyard through acts of Christian compassion, wherever the opportunities are greatest at the time the gift is made.