Growth and Development


The purpose of the Growth Development Committee (GDC) is to:

• Encourage participation in LWML events and activities that spread awareness of LWML missions and service.
• Direct local groups, zones, and districts to resources that connect women with the mission and ministry of the LWML.
• Inspire local groups, zones, and districts to grow in faith in Christ and in relationships as Lutheran Women in Mission.

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League has a 75-year history and part of that history is the LWML Pledge which reminds us of our reasons for being in mission and our pledge of commitment to our Lord. Use this responsive reading to reaffirm your groups’ commitment.
LWML Pledge — Responsive Reading
Large Print LWML Pledge — Responsive Reading


Even very young women know LWML is not a secret club! Check out what these two young women have to say at their own tea party.

Women in Mission University (WMU) is a tool to educate all people about the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. It consists of four sections that can be used individually in separate events, or all or some of the sections may be used together as a one-day event.

Using WMU is an ideal way to introduce LWML to LCMS women in your congregation, zone, or district who are not yet participating in the mission of the LWML. It’s also useful as a refresher for women who are already involved.

Each of the sections contain a PowerPoint and other helps.

Visit the WMU page to download

LWML 101: Back to the Basics of LWML
LWML 102: What to Do? What to Do!
Just a Cup of Coffee: Reaching Out
LWML 103: The Heart of LWML
LWML 104: Your LWML Designed 4 U

LWML … What's Your Why?

A questionnaire for asking the why for LWML involvement. Use it to encourage membership and get feedback.
What's Your Why? Reflection Tool 

LWML PowerPoint Templates

New templates are available for you to use for your presentations! Download them here.

The Time is Now

Sign up for Two Minute Tuesdays, or browse the archives!

Articles To Make You Think

Connecting in Our Technological World
Quarrel? or Collaborate?
The Power of "Un" 
Time for a Clean Sweep
How To Be a "Pillar" In Your Group

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Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer (Romans 12:12).


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