The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod gets its name from Martin Luther, the leader of the Protestant reformation in the 16th century, and from the state of Missouri where our Synod began in 1839. The word "synod" comes from Greek and Latin words meaning "walking together" and refers to the unity we have in our church and Biblical teachings.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod consists of 2.5 million members in 6,150 congregations involved in a world-wide ministry. Being "Lutheran," our congregations accept and teach Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone. Click here for more information about our beliefs and practices.
Formed in 1916, we are one of 35 districts of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS).
Covering the southern third of the state of Wisconsin, the District serves nearly 90,000 baptized members in more than 200 congregations, 25 preschools, 52 elementary schools, 6 high schools, and 1 university.
In addition to proclaiming the Gospel within our congregations, each of us has the opportunity to help one another do it outside of our own reach, out of our local neighborhoods, or even in another language.
Our elected, called, and appointed staff members serve as advisors and general resources to the members of our District.
A trusted resource in global media that equips and engages a vibrant volunteer base to passionately proclaim the Gospel with people around the world more than 163 million times each week. Through its North American headquarters and ministry centers on six continents, LHM reaches into more than 60 countries, often bringing Christ to places where no other Christian evangelistic organizations are present. LHM’s flagship ministry, The Lutheran Hour®, airs weekly on more than 1,800 radio stations and the American Forces Network.
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