The LCMS Foundation has two main roles within the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. First it is the primary organization providing donors with charitable expertise and planned giving opportunities to ensure that families are provided for and beloved ministries are supported.
Secondly, the LCMS Foundation serves by managing financial instruments and the gifts they represent, entrusted to it by congregations, organizations and people like you. The staff of the LCMS Foundation is ready to work with you or your congregation or ministry treasurer personally to develop endowments and/or investment accounts.
As St. Paul tells us in his letter to Timothy:
“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”
(1 Timothy 6:17-19, NIV)
Our vision is to see a church where Christians demonstrate their love for Christ and His church, exercising their stewardship responsibilities by managing life and all life’s resources to fulfill God’s purposes, linked with and supporting the mission and ministry of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and its associated organizations. We rejoice in the partnership we have in this vision and the wonderful blessing God has given His church.