mission advancement

National Offering receives $315,000 for ‘Witness, Mercy, Life Together’

Contributions will support national and international mission programs and projects related to the Synod’s threefold emphasis.

A Fundraiser’s Code of Ethical Principles and Practices

Those of us serving the Synod’s corporate headquarters, especially those within Mission Advancement, are bound by God’s Word — in passages like Phil. 4:8 — and by this code as we work alongside anyone who has or is considering making a charitable investment in our Synod’s work.

As a Steward, You Have Rights

Donors are “stewards” of God’s material blessings and a vital partner in the ministry responsibilities handed to us by the Synod at-large. You have rights as a donor, and I’d like to share a few things the LCMS is morally and ethically obligated to do for you.

We’re Good at … What? Stewarding the Blessing of Young People

The LCMS equips pastors, directors of Christian outreach, directors of Christian outreach, school teachers and others to support the parent’s task of raising up a child in the way God wants that child to go.

Checking the Oil: The Case for the Unrestricted Gift

We are beginning to overtly encourage God’s people to consider giving an annual unrestricted (undesignated) donation to the LCMS. I’ve been told that I’m off my rocker for even thinking about doing this. So, why do it?

Synod debuts new mission-project catalog

The online catalog provides information about specific national and international mission projects open to receiving special gifts and offerings.

End-of-year gifts ‘mightily bless’ Synod ministries

And there are a variety of ways you can contribute: by mail, in person, over the phone and online.

Building Partnerships: Survey Mailing Generates an Overwhelming Response

Building partnerships — and building friendships — is so vitally important to our team because Mission Advancement is not about getting money. It is very much about working with and alongside God’s stewards all over the United States.

Six matching funds offer Synod rare opportunity

Four of the six matching or challenge-match initiatives support core LCMS work and the other two target special opportunities to extend the Synod’s impact in the world.

Steward’s Corner: Volunteering — The Most Personal of Investments

For every person who volunteers as a way of stewarding the Gospel of our Lord using the most precious of His resources — your special talents and your time, regardless of age or life experiences — thank you.

Simpson again leads LCMS Joint Seminary Fund

Cindy L. Simpson begins Dec. 15 as director of the Synod’s Joint Seminary Fund, with LCMS Mission Advancement.

Synod offers year-end giving advice, resources

Mark Hofman, executive director of LCMS Mission Advancement, warns that there are risks to not planning ahead as Dec. 31 approaches.

Global Sem Initiative: Supporting theological education worldwide

The initiative provides scholarships for pastors from emerging and partner church bodies to obtain advanced degrees at the two LCMS seminaries.

Loving people, souls: bottom line for mission support

Church leaders — and later, congregations — are receiving a poster to help spread the word about the need for supporting the mission.