LMSG Mission Statement
Lutheran Military Support Group is a non-profit organization providing Christ-centered support to WELS/ELS military service members, veterans, and their families.
The Lutheran Military Support Group received its exemption from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) on October 15, 2015. Annually, LMSG files Form 990-PF with the IRS.
The purpose of the corporation shall be any lawful activity for charitable purposes to provide Christ-centered support to Military Service Members, Veterans, and their Families. LMSG exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through:
- Assistance to WELS Military Services and the ELS Christian Service Board in their ministry to Military Service Members,
- Direct support of Lutheran Military Service Members and their Families, and Lutheran Veterans and their Families
- Connecting to Jesus unchurched Military Service Members and their Families, and unchurched Veterans and their Families
Our LMSG programs and projects focus on these three areas:
We All Can Make A Difference
There are many opportunities to make a Synod-wide difference by driving national programs, projects, recognition, and support for Lutheran military members and their families. Our organization wants to encourage local awareness, education, and projects at the congregational level. There are also outreach/evangelism opportunities that might present themselves to individual congregations as the result of the activities of LMSG.
Our Logo contains a representation of the American Flag
It also contains the shape of the fish (ΙΧΘΥΣ) an ancient symbol for the Christian Church.
And most importantly a “swooping” Cross. Our ever-present reminder of what Christ did for us.
“With God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26