Who We Are

2017-2019 LWML Primary FocusThe Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. For over 77 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.

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.
• Mission-Focused — 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.

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.

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).


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