Dear Lucy Leader … Encouraging Participation

Dear Lucy Leader,

Our LWML group has not been active in the last few years. I’m trying to encourage participation in the overall mission of the LWML with minimal business meetings. What kind of resources does LWML offer that can serve as an encouragement for those on the fringes of the organization but willing to be supportive of the work of the LWML?

Befuddled Leader in Baltimore

Dear Befuddled Leader in Baltimore,

Thank you for seeing the value of LWML and trying to encourage participation in your LWML group. Let me suggest that you begin by sharing some basic LWML facts. LWML’s vision statement says:  

The LWML is the leading group for LCMS women where each woman is welcomed and encouraged to use her unique God-given gifts as she supports global missions and serves the Lord with gladness.  

LWML has primary focus statements which will help give your group direction. Nurturing faith in Christ, making our faith meaningful, and sharing encouragement are those primary focus statements. Learn more about these statements and what LWML really is at

After the women know what LWML is all about, LWML has resources to help your group be active. is a wonderful resource that will give you Bible studies, devotions, mission service projects, ice breakers, and featured mission grants.  

If your meetings include prayer, Bible studies, and mission service projects, they will not be seen as business meetings. Refreshments always help!

Be sure to go to the Lord every step of the way. He will bless your efforts!

Lucy Leader


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Lois Teinert, Chairman
Leadership Development Committee

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