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.
LMSG Organizational Concept and Design
LMSG is an incorporated WI nonprofit, run by a Board of Evangelical Lutheran (WELS/ELS) Veterans from all branches of service, across the United States.
The group is a national-level organization, designed to have national reach, but local impact. We are designed to be both an auxiliary to WELS Military Services, and the ELS Christian Service Board in their support of active duty service members, and an independent organization supporting the needs of our military veterans and our “military families” of both active duty members and veterans.
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