mission advancement

Soldiers of the Cross—Amplified grants aid rostered and non-rostered church workers

The Synod’s long-time Soldiers of the Cross grant assistance program has been “amplified” so that not only those workers who are on the Synod’s roster, but also lay workers in LCMS churches, schools and organizations, may apply for assistance. 

Jesus Is Lord Mission crosses $3 million in giving to international mission

The milestone was reached with JILM’s recent gift of $40,000 for LCMS mission and ministry work in Sri Lanka, Russia and Romania.

The CARES Act opens options for making a difference during the current pandemic

Important benefits and prayerful considerations for people in a position to give charitable gifts this year

Lutheran Church Extension Fund partners with Synod to assist church workers during pandemic

As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the LCMS will use Soldiers of the Cross as one means to continue to assist LCMS church workers and their families. 

Giving offerings to my congregation in difficult times

During the coronavirus pandemic, our worship offerings must continue for our Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod congregations to survive and thrive.

An open letter to LCMS contributors about COVID-19

Continue to pray for an end to the coronavirus pandemic, for the provision of effective care to those infected or afraid, and for those providing care.

Prayerfully consider an end-of-year ‘Together as Synod’ gift

A “Together as Synod,” or undesignated, gift enhances domestic and international efforts to witness and show mercy to others, and to live life together as children of God.

National Offering tops $400,000 to bring ‘Joy to the World’

Gifts made throughout the 2019–22 National Offering cycle will bolster efforts to proclaim Christ in word and deed in challenging urban areas, to new immigrants, among college-age students, alongside partner-church missionaries, and in church-planting efforts both at home and abroad.

BOD business includes budget, convention prep

Preparations for the Synod convention are proceeding on schedule, and three major Synodwide initiatives are newly underway or soon to be.

Volunteers, you make a difference in the world

Volunteering is as much a joyful sacrifice as any philanthropist’s donation, and it showcases the talents and time God has entrusted to the volunteer.

Official notice: Joint Seminary Fund Report (March 2019)

The audited report for the LCMS Joint Seminary Fund (Fiscal Year 2018) is now available.

Board for International Mission turns attention to Asia

At its Jan. 31–Feb. 1 meeting in St. Louis, the board appointed seven new missionaries and continued discussions on the status of international schools and cooperative work with partner churches, districts and mission societies.

Armed Forces Sunday resources available for congregations

The deadline for ordering the resources is March 4.

Year-end ‘Together as Synod’ gifts offer flexibility, cost-effectiveness

An undesignated “Together as Synod” gift to the LCMS enhances domestic and international efforts to witness and show mercy to others, and to live life together as children of God.

Global Mission Fund gifts can be doubled in November

This matching opportunity means that as much as $352,937 — received in just one month — could go toward bringing people all over the world into contact with the life-saving Gospel of Jesus Christ.

BOD adopts conservative budget for fiscal year 2019

Meeting in St. Louis May 18–19, the LCMS Board of Directors adopted a fiscal year 2019 operations budget of $69.4 million, a figure nearly $8 million lower than that of the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.