Teens/High School

LCMS Youth Ministry has defined Seven Healthy Practices of Youth Ministry which identifies both congregational practices as well as desired outcomes for young people.

Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia

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.

Supporting LCMS Mission

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

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.

Outreach Ideas

Outreach today calls for us to be innovative and creative. A congregation can determine outreach ideas that might be effective in their context.

Outreach Process and Tools

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

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 Missions

Local mission encourages each of us as Christians to “look after our neighbors so they may enjoy the life God has given them.”

Home Schooling

Homeschooling is another option for parents/guardians to consider for the education of their children, incorporating family values and religious education at home.


National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) serves as the accrediting body for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod schools across the nation and abroad.