Shoulder to Shoulder

Our mission is to provide Christ-centered support to Military Service Members, Veterans, and their Families. Our vision is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to Lutheran Service Members directly and through support of WELS and ELS synodical efforts, and to unchurched Military Service Members. We do this through retreats for combat veterans and their spouses, public ministry scholarships, and community education publications. Our ministry is supported by generous donors to our Ammo Can Campaigns.

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. Romans 5:3-4

Spiritual Retreat for Christian Warriors
Spiritual Retreat for
Christian Warriors
You are not alone but Satan wants you to think that you are. There are Christian Warriors like you who understand. Combat changed us too. This retreat is specifically designed for the Combat Veterans in our congregations. Build camaraderie with fellow believers and Veterans while engaging in subjects related to the challenges of returning home a different person.
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Spiritual Retreat for  Military Couples
Spiritual Retreat for
Military Couples
A recent study showed that military jobs have the highest rate of divorce among all other professions. Deployments can change the dynamics between couples even after everyone is home. This retreat is intended to provide resources to couples impacted by the effects of combat deployments.
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Christian Service Members’ Handbook

When Christian military members are called into service, this pocket-sized faith and worship resource helps them take God’s Word wherever they’re sent.

The book contains prayers for:
  • Specific military topics
  • The church season
  • Morning and Evening devotional orders
  • Scripture
  • Hymns from Christian Worship with musical notation and guitar chords
  • Luther’s Small Catechism

"These are positive, compassionate, get it done people!" James Behringer


LMSG Scholarships & Grants

LMSG provides financial support to programs that share the Gospel with all military members, active and no longer in uniform, through local congregations and WELS Military Services. Since our formation in 2015, LMSG has carried out its mission by donating more than $300,000.

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PO Box 483 New Ulm, MN 56073