Human Care Ministries are those ministries that seek to serve the bodily as well as the spiritual needs of hurting people.
Strengthened by the Holy Spirit and the love of Christ for all people, the Church faithfully cares for her members providing spiritual care.
Campus Ministry looks to form a support system of peers and adults that help keep them connected to worship, Bible study, prayer, and Christian community.
Jr. High Ministry gives young people a chance for age appropriate Christian education and Christ-centered connection with peers and supportive adults.
LCMS Youth Ministry has defined Seven Healthy Practices of Youth Ministry which identifies both congregational practices as well as desired outcomes for young people.
Jesus wants His church to have open doors, welcoming all people to worship. And people who are infirm, disabled or elderly long to be connected to the Body of Christ.
Euthanasia, commonly known as assisted suicide, is the decision to intentionally cause the death of a person who is ill. Christians care for everyone and provide mercy throughout all of life including during illness and suffering.
At the LCMS there are many ways to make a lasting impact whether through prayer, acts of kindness, volunteering, or financial blessings.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a specialized Christian education program that’s an opportunity for children, parents and volunteers to study God’s Word together and grow as disciples of Jesus.
Homebound congregational members are people who are not able to be physically present in the church sanctuary for worship services.
Outreach today calls for us to be innovative and creative. A congregation can determine outreach ideas that might be effective in their context.
There are many ways a congregation can plan outreach efforts. Whichever process is used, it should be clear, concise, and take the perspective of nonchurched people into consideration.
Mission trips provide new experiences. You will have the opportunity to help others in what they need—not in what you think they need.
Local mission encourages each of us as Christians to “look after our neighbors so they may enjoy the life God has given them.”
The LCMS School Ministry office provides Lutheran educational ministries with resources to assist with the mission of sharing the Gospel in schools and their communities.
Homeschooling is another option for parents/guardians to consider for the education of their children, incorporating family values and religious education at home.
Resources are available to assist congregations who wish to expand current education ministries as well as begin new ministries.
National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) serves as the accrediting body for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod schools across the nation and abroad.
Resources are created annually to support educators who are working with students in early childhood through high school programs.
Resources are available for Lutheran school administrators serving in schools with programs for early childhood through high school students.