Our Mission Statement

In grateful response to God’s grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacraments, the mission of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is vigorously to make known the love of Christ by word and deed within our churches, communities and the world.

Our Mission Priorities

  • Plant, sustain, and revitalize Lutheran churches
  • Support and expand theological education
  • Perform human care in close proximity to Word and Sacrament ministries
  • Collaborate with the Synod’s members and partners to enhance mission effectiveness
  • Promote and nurture the spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being of pastors and professional church workers
  • Enhance early childhood, elementary and secondary education, and youth ministry


The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) is a mission-oriented, Bible-based, confessional Christian denomination headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., founded on the teachings of Martin Luther.