LCMS Links & Resources 

The Lutheran Church -Missouri Synod

  • Directories, resources, beliefs & practices, FAQ, and more about The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod is available from this site.


  • Missions & evangelism, congregational life, calendars and blogs relating to the Central Illinois District - The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

Concordia Publishing House

  • The publishing arm of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

The Lutheran Church Extension Fund 

  • Consider the “ministry dividend” earned with an LCEF investment. Your investment helps other Lutheran organizations and church workers borrow at reasonable rates. 

Concordia University Systems 

  • Information about the Concordia University System and links to all member schools.

The LCMS Foundation

  • Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod organization offers you charitable gift planning services.

The Reporter

  • The Web-based version of The Reporter, the national newspaper of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Subscribe to a variety of LCMS E-Newsletters

Concordia Historical Institute

  • The official repository of archives and records for the LCMS.

National Lutheran Outdoors Ministry Association 

  • Promotes outdoors ministry as it applies to individuals, agencies, and institutions of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. 

Camp CILCA – Central Illinois District Outdoor LCMS Affiliated Outdoor Ministry Camp. 

The Lutheran Hour Ministries

  • Through radio and TV programming, Internet and print materials, Bible courses dramas, music, and dance, LHM proclaims the Gospel to those who need to hear it. 



Other Links of Interest

Free LHM Resources - Topical Help Tips and Booklets 

  • offer insight into a variety of topics such as marriage, life issues, emotional strategies and spiritual matters, as well as order forms so that you can request a complimentary topical booklet. 

Association of Lutheran Church Musicians

  • ALCM is dedicated to the cause of strengthening the ministry of music in the Lutheran Church.

Lutherans Online

  • A Christian-based community where you can enjoy bible reading, blogs, games, recipes, genealogy, web hosting and more.

International Lutheran Deaf Association 

  • An organization committed to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ among deaf and hard-of-hearing people through mission work in the U.S. and around the world.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans 

  • A organization, that helps its members achieve their financial goals and give back to their communities offering a broad range of financial products and services including life insurance, annuities, mutual funds, bank products and more.

Lutheran Church Charities

  • The purpose of LCC is to initiate, develop, coordinate, promote and support a unified effort of Christian human care ministry working through churches. 

Lutheran World Relief

  • Affirming God’s love for all people, we work with Lutherans and partners around the world to end poverty, injustice, and human suffering. 


Meaning of the LCMS Logo Cross 

Introduced in 1984, the LCMS logo cross is three crosses in one. It declares that “we worship one God in Trinity and Trinity in Unity.” The open arms point upward toward God in prayer and openly receive God's grace. The lower arms point down, as if open to embrace the world with God's love. The 12 individual parts of the logo cross remind us of the 12 tribes of Israel and the 12 apostles. The four arms appear to be in motion, as we urgently tell the world what God's love in Jesus Christ means to us and, uniquely, as Missouri Synod Lutherans.