Who We Are

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. For over 80 years, 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.

Our 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).

LWML Mission Statement

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

Assisting the women of the LWML to put the new Mission Statement into practice, the committee also provided five LWML Core Values:

Christian Women

We live as redeemed children of the Triune God.

In God’s Word

We live in joyful response to the Holy Scriptures.


We answer God’s call to share His Gospel at home and abroad.

Embrace Diversity

We are sisters in Christ who value and benefit from each other.

Servant Leaders

We are called and equipped by God to serve others.


The comments and opinions expressed herein on this web site do not necessarily reflect the beliefs and point of view of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League or The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Statements are made exclusively by the author(s) and appear as written and have not been subjected to the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League or The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod doctrinal review process.

Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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