One of the greatest assets of the LWML is the women who are a part of it, and we all like to share our enthusiasm for the LWML’s mission and ministry. This PowerPoint was created to enable you to do just that!

LWML 101 – The Basics brings us back to the basics of the LWML. We hope you will use this tool in several ways:

1. Use it to introduce all women in your congregation to the LWML. Our mission statement encourages us “... to assist each woman of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod ...” LWML is for all LCMS women; share the mission and ministry of the LWML with them.

2. You may also use this tool with women who are already active participants in the LWML. Because the LWML has existed for over 77 years, our mothers and grandmothers (as well as ourselves!) may need to revitalize their knowledge of the basics. Consider using LWML 101 – The Basics in your local LWML group, at a zone event, or at a district convention.

  • Directions
  • PowerPoint (PPT, 26 MB — please right click and save to your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Script
  • Video of full PowerPoint presentation
    • Download LWML 101 to view offline 
      • Instructions to download: Click the above link and the download page will open in a new window. From there, click the “Download” button, then click “Direct download” in the pull-down menu that appears. (mp4, 137 MB)
    • Or watch it online below:


LWML 101 — The Basics is in the Women in Mission University series. Other PowerPoints in the series can be viewed/downloaded here.