Church Workers in Mission

Photography credit for pastor, deaconess, and teacher photos: Erik M. Lunsford/The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
DCE photo courtesy of Kristina Parker.

To all Church Workers

Whether you are new to the calling that the Lord has given you or have been involved in church work for years, we welcome you on behalf of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML). This short video will introduce you to how the LWML connects with church workers.

We praise God for you and your dedication to share His love with those around you. The LWML website is full of devotional resources that have been through the LCMS doctrinal review process for you to use in your ministry.

Quick links to LWML resources perfect for church workers

Archived Quarterly Bible Studies
Short Bible Studies
Long/Multi-Session Bible Studies
Program Helps — short devotionals, single-session Bible studies, litanies

LWML Sunday
LWML Prayer Service

Mission Grant Proposals Application Process

Lutheran Woman's Quarterly
Mustard Seed Devotions

To all LWML District Presidents, Zone Presidents, and Groups

LWML is a vibrant organization with a mission of sharing Christ with the world by funding mission grants through mite offerings, sharing the Gospel with others through doctrinally reviewed and approved resources, and focusing on growing each woman’s relationship with her Lord and Savior. Look at “Who We Are” for more information on LWML.

Photography credit: Erik M. Lunsford/The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

A great way for LWML to let Church Workers know their value is to make them feel welcomed when arriving in your district, zone, or church. Church Workers also need to know they are appreciated after many years of service. There are many LWML prepared resources listed below that can help in both cases. You can start by sharing the Church Workers in Mission brochure (color or black and white). Thank you for all you are doing to be supportive and encouraging to God's Workers in the Church. TO GOD BE ALL GLORY AND PRAISE!

Click here for a devotion you can share with your LWML sisters on showing our pastors and church workers love and respect.

Click here for ideas on how you and your district can support, encourage, and care for church workers.

Click here for more ideas from LWML districts on how you, your zone, and your district can support, encourage, and care for church workers.

Reach Out to Your Church Workers by

— creating a physical binder with information about LWML. 

Here are suggestions with easy links of what to include. 


LWML Toolkits 

Please adapt the suggestions in the Toolkits to utilize them for the church workers in your congregation and any special occasions specific to your area.

LWML Toolkit – Ideas for Pastor Support and Involvement

LWML Teacher Toolkit



LWML Printables

Use the printables below with gifts for:

  • Pastors
  • Seminary students
  • Church Worker students
  • Campus ministries
  • Deaconess, DCE, DCO students and workers
  • Day School teachers
  • Sunday School teachers
  • Vacation Bible School teachers

Scripture Gift Tags and Poster
Pastor Appreciation Cards


LWML Mission Service Activity

Pastor Appreciation Month (October)

The purpose of the Church Workers in Mission committee is to:

  • Engage all pastors and church workers and build relationships as we partner in spreading the Gospel.
  • Provide LWML resources and support to involve and connect with all LCMS rostered workers.


2021–2023 Church Workers in Mission Committee

 (L to R): Tami Ulland, North Dakota District; Nancy Heredia — Chairman, Pacific Southwest District; Sylvia Bean, Rocky Mountain District


LWML Resources