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.
Regardless of size or context, Sunday School can be a valuable cornerstone of your congregation’s Christian Education program.
Children’s ministry targets children from birth to Confirmation or Junior High as they grow physically, emotionally and spiritually.
The following helpful resources assist in caring for the homeless in need in a way that gives dignity.
The key to understanding your personal stewardship in a Biblical manner is to understand where stewardship belongs within the Christian message: as one aspect of the doctrine of vocation.
“Basic Witnessing” focuses on how to witness in a general sense using an approach to witnessing that can be used in a variety of settings.
Community development is a holistic approach to addressing needs. It allows for an asset-based approach to lift struggling communities out of their difficulties.
Strategic planning provides congregations with a process and tools for developing a realistic and executable Strategic Ministry Plan.
“Outreach” refers to the things we do to share the Gospel with the lost people in our community through the ministries of the congregation.
Inactive members are members who voluntarily stop attending worship. Engaging them is a spiritual concern because being away from Word and Sacrament is a great risk.
Revitalization addresses the needs of congregations that have plateaued or are in decline. Resources are available at little to no cost through re:Vitality.
CADDS is a survey-based self-assessment tool that relies on input from people within your congregation to evaluate your congregation’s well-being.
The parish nurse provides wholistic care for the person of any age; they are registered nurses who serve in the church setting.