Who We Are

group photo of 2023–2025 LWML Board of Directors
2023–2025 LWML Board of Directors

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is an official  auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Since 1942, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions.

Mission Statement

As Lutheran Women in Mission, we joyfully proclaim Christ, support missions, and equip women to honor God by serving others. 

Mission Statement 8.5x11" poster — color
Mission Statement 8.5x11" poster — b/w

Vision Statement

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.

2023–2025 Primary Focus

  • Proclaiming Christ
    Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all peoples! (Psalm 96:3).
  • Supporting Missions
    And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation (Mark 16:15).
  • Equipping Women
    Now may the God of peace … equip you with everything good that you may do his will (Hebrews 13:20–21).
  • Serving Others
    As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another (1 Peter 4:10a).

2023–2025 Primary Focus

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan Goals and Objectives 2023–2025


As an auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, our beliefs are in line with the statements found on the LCMS website at


Mission Education, Mission Inspiration, Mission Service, Financial Grants for Mission Needs


Serve the LORD with gladness! (Psalm 100:2).

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