“… to do good, to be rich in good deeds and to be generous and willing to share … so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.” 1 Timothy 6:18-19
The LCMS Foundation is the primary provider of charitable expertise for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. The Foundation has decades of charitable expertise, helping to ensure that families are provided for and beloved ministries are supported.
The LCMS Foundation serves our Lord and our Church by providing trained professionals to assist individuals and ministry congregations in practicing Biblical, Christ-centered stewardship. Our trusted, professional gift planning counselors throughout the United States are skilled leaders who have helped thousands discover God’s plan for them and their families.
How are the foundation’s investment practices Christ-centered and reflective of Lutheran morals and beliefs?
The LCMS Foundation Board of Trustees is responsible to the Synod and directs charitable estate planning and investment management services partners. The goal is to achieve total rates of return which exceed appropriate market benchmarks and return God’s gifts with increase.
The LCMS Foundation processes gifts of appreciated securities on behalf of all Synod-wide agencies. This means the Foundation works directly with donor’s who desire to gift an appreciated and marketable security to any LCMS entity listed in the Synod Annual. They may contact Gift Processing at Gift.Processing@lfnd.org or call 1-800-325-7912 to be directed to the appropriate individual to assist them.
How can I start a stewardship plan and make sure I am protecting my assets and providing for my family?
The vision is that every Christian has a Lifetime Plan for Giving. This website provides ways to get started through prayer and planning. Gift planning counselors in your area are ready to talk to you today.
How can I create a legacy for my family through the LCMS Foundation?
One way is to discuss your ministry vision with your pastor, the principal of the school or another ministry leader. A Foundation gift planning counselor can help you begin to understand God’s plan for you and your family. They can assist you with how to establish a Lifetime Plan for Giving for you and your family.
What is the best way to help my congregation, the LCMS ministries and the family I love?
There are many ways. You may make a direct gift that will have benefits today. Planning a gift now can reap benefits tomorrow. Many people desire to have their blessings live beyond their lifetime, well into the future. Whether it is a simple will or a comprehensive charitable plan, the Foundation is ready help.