Mission Projects

Mission Project Selection

Each year a world and home mission project is selected by mail-in ballot. Projects are chosen for the ballot by the LWMS Board of Directors with input from the WELS Board for Home Missions and the WELS Board for World Missions.
  1. Ballots are mailed to member congregations in March.
  2. Every LWMS member congregation in good standing can send in a ballot. (Ballots must be postmarked by May 25.)
  3. The ballots are counted at the annual convention.
The money collected during the year and submitted to Central Office by May 25 is given to the projects selected by the voting congregations.

Mission checks are presented at the annual convention.

For more information on the process, see the mission project selection diagram.

Mission Projects Selected in Recent History

World Projects
1996 ~ Hong Kong Sha Tin Tutorial Center ~ $28,235.71
1997 ~ Nigeria Parsonages Fund ~ $24,686.55
1998 ~ Slavic Retreat ~ $28,822.32
1999 ~ Lat. Am./Africa Missionaries' Wives ~ $26,983.15
2000 ~ American Sioux Vicar Fund ~ $29,800.56
2001 ~ Spanish People's Bible Editor ~ $31,505.61
2002 ~ Christian Information Center, PR ~ $29,861.68
2003 ~ Adopt an Orphanage, South Asia ~ $28,054.85
2004 ~ Vicar for Open Bible Luth. Ch., AZ ~ $35,174.28
2005 ~ Apache Mentoring Program ~ $29,581.05
2006 ~ Zambia Lutheran Seminary Rehab. ~ $34,308.72
2007 ~ Novosibirsk Radio Devotion Broadcasts ~ $35,472.94
2008 ~ Mozambique ~ $35,745.50
2009 ~ Partners in Apache Learning ~ $37,119.87
2010 ~ Information Outreach Project - $35,574.39
2011 ~ Japan - $34,959.56
2012 ~ Thailand - $31,063.45
2013 ~ Indonesia - $37,610.68
2014 ~ Translation Working Group (TWG) - $37,023.19
2015 ~ Asia Lutheran Seminary - $38,349.19
2016 ~ Television Broadcast for Muslim World and Theological Seminars - $41,529.29
Home Projects

1996 ~ Canvas & Survey Fund ~ $28,235.71
1997 ~ Taped Services Fund ~ $24,686.55
1998 ~ Equipment Fund ~ $28,822.32
1999 ~ Vans for Ministry ~ $26,983.15
2000 ~ Hmong Ministry ~ $29,800.56
2001 ~ Language Training ~ $31,505.61
2002 ~ Musical Assistance ~ $29,861.68
2003 ~ Vicars in Missions ~ $28,054.86
2004 ~ Hispanic Outreach, AK ~ $35,174.28
2005 ~ Mormon Web Site ~ $29,581.05
2006 ~ Hispanic Training Support ~ $34,308.72
2007 ~ Campus Ministry ~ $35,472.94
2008 ~ Asian Outreach Ministry ~ $35,745.50
2009 ~ Summer Student Assistants ~ $37,119.88
2010 ~ Multi-Language Publications Projects - $35,574.39
2011 ~ Vicars in Mission Settings - $34,959.56
2012 ~ Summer Student Assistants - $31,063.45
2013 ~ Students in Multi-Ethnic Seminary Program - $37,610.68
2014 ~ Equipment Fund - $37,023.18
2015 ~ Tools for Outreach - $38,349.19
2016 ~ Summer Student Assistants - $41,529.28
Mission Projects Resources

Mission Project Selection and History
Explanation of how the yearly mission project for LWMS' support is chosen. Also a list of past mission projects.

Current Ballot

See what's on the ballot for this year's selection.

Missions Projects Booklet
A list of home and world missions projects that are in need of your support.
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