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Camp Omega is a Christian retreat facility and summer camp near Waterville, Minnesota. Open year round, Camp Omega serves a wide variety of Christian and community groups. The camp receives support from congregations of the Minnesota South District of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. The camp offers summer camp programs, retreat programming, and facility rental.
The Center for U.S. Missions provides research and training for mission work among unevangelized people in the United States. The Center is a partnership between LCMS World Missions, Concordia University Irvine, and the North American Mission Executives of the LCMS.
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, offers a full undergraduate and graduate program of theological studies for the preparation of pastors for The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod. This is one of two seminaries operated by the Synod for pastoral education.
Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, offers a full undergraduate and graduate program of theological studies for the preparation of pastors for The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
This is one of two seminaries operated by the Synod for pastoral education.
The Concordia Universities, located throughout the United States, serve the higher education needs of our church body. These universities attract students for a variety of four-year college degrees, both in the training of professional church workers, and advanced degrees in numerous other learning disciplines. Locally, we are served by Concordia University in St. Paul, which offers a wide variety of college majors, for those planning on becoming church workers, business professionals, and numerous other occupational fields.
Concordia Publishing House [CPH] of St. Louis, Missouri, is owned and operated by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. It publishes theological and practical resources for the congregations and educational institutions of the Synod.
Lutheran Church Extension Fund > where investments build ministry. Its mission is to facilitate sharing of the Gospel through investments, loans and ministry-support services, ensuring funds and resources are available now and in the future. A nonprofit, faith-based organization, LCEF serves the LCMS; members invest to support their faith community by making funds available for our congregations, districts, Concordia Universities, Lutheran schools and rostered church workers.
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. Learn more about LCMS at lcms.org.
The LCMS Foundation provides trained, professionals who assist individuals in finding ways to practice biblically-centered stewardship. These people work in the areas of gift planning, congregational endowment funds, annuities and trusts. The Foundation works with individuals and congregations throughout our church body that wish to establish estates, wills and trusts that remember the work of various ministries. Gift Planners will assist congregations and individuals set up these gifts of various portions of income and/or of an estate. In addition, the Foundation will manage these funds as desired by the direction of an estate on an ongoing basis.
Lutherans in Medical Missions (LIMM) is an association of Lutheran health care professionals and laypersons who are committed to the support of Christ's healing ministry throughout the world. It seeks to assist The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in its healing ministry by linking qualified health professionals to global medical mission needs.
LINC Twin Cities is now an office of LINC international, which is based in Houston. LINC is an organization that works to restore communities to Christ. They do this by training disciples of Jesus who make disciples, plant new churches and work to transform their own communities through the power of the Gospel lived out in service to their neighbors. They are motivated by the love of God and the Great Commission of Jesus to make disciples of all nations.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service works to create welcoming communities for newcomers—immigrants and refugees who have been forced to leave their homes and begin anew.
Lutheran Special Education Ministries enables children with special learning needs to receive a Christian education. A recognized service organization of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Lutheran Special Education Ministries serves children, their parents and congregations throughout the United States. To fulfill this mission, Lutheran Special Education Ministries establishes special education programs in Lutheran and other Christian schools; and, through its national Resource Center, the organization assists congregations as they minister to children with special learning needs in Sunday school, confirmation classes and vacation Bible school.
Lutheran Heritage Foundation
The Lutheran Heritage Foundation provides free resources for sharing the Gospel with people who don’t speak English as a first language. LHF has translated and published hundreds of books like Luther’s Small Catechism, children’s Bible storybooks, devotions and the like into more than 100 languages, which are available at no cost to churches, missionaries and individuals wanting to share the Good News with immigrants or on short-term mission trips. To see what books LHF has published in a particular language, go to www.LHFmissions.org or call (800)554-0723.
Lutheran Hour Ministries has this mission: Bringing Christ to the Nationsand the Nations to the Church. That mission identifies Lutheran Hour Ministries as People of Christ with a Message of Hope sharing this vision: All Nations, All Peoples, All in Christ! Lutheran Hour Ministries works hard 1) to proclaim Christs love in the public arena so that the unchurched can come to know and respond to Christs love, 2) to equip Lutheran Church members with adequate skills and a passion so that they can share their faith and welcome the unchurched, and 3) to engage Lutheran Church congregations worldwide in a commitment to reach all nations, all peoples, all in Christ.
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For over 65 years, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions. The mission of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League is to assist each woman of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world.
Affirming God’s love for all people, we work with Lutherans and partners around the world to end poverty, injustice and human suffering.
Protect My Ministry is an LCMS National Contract Provider offering reduced pricing for employment and volunteer background screening services with no annual fees, no minimums and no term obligations. In order to implement proper risk management practices for protecting the church, children and youth, a pre-screening for every staff and volunteer person should include a criminal background check.
The Lutheran Hour®, which began in 1930, is the worlds longest-running Christian outreach radio program. It proclaims the message of Jesus Christ to more than 1.2 million people each week over 800 radio stations across North America. It is also broadcast on the American Forces Network to reach military personnel and their families around the world, as well as on XMs Family Talk Radio 170 each Sunday at 1 p.m. EST.
In 2007, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Ministry to the Armed Forces launched Operation Barnabas. Through this program — the only one of its kind in the U.S. — together with our congregations, we accomplish three key goals:
1. Care for Reserve chaplains and their families and congregations.
2. Train and assist local congregations in the care, support and outreach to all military connected people in their congregations and their communities.
3. Serve as a resource to other organizations that provide care to military connected people.
Our desire is to enable our congregations to lead their communities in welcoming these military families back home. They have borne the weight of repeated deployments, and we can prepare to receive them home in concert with local chambers of commerce, schools and medical facilities.
Time of Grace is an outreach media ministry with a mission to share the good news of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible through the most advanced technology available. Pastor Mark Jeske of St. Marcus Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, delivers weekly messages which are aired on regular broadcast television in more than 22 markets across the United States and available via the Internet. The program also airs around the world on satellite TV on Daystar Television Network, the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Network, and the American Forces Network (AFN).