Lutheran Organizations

Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri strives to help our clients become safer and stronger together. Through Christ's love, we empower children and families to overcome their challenges today so they can build a better tomorrow. In Kansas City, we provide pregnancy, parenting, and adoption services that deliver compassionate care and sustainable change. To learn more, please call us at 866-326-LFCS (5327) or email us at

In 1844, C.F.W. Walther founded the German magazine, Der Lutheraner, for the members of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Walther set out of a fourfold purpose for the newsletter: First, to make known the doctrine, treasures and history of the Lutheran Church. Second, to show how the Evangelical Lutheran Church is the true church of Jesus Christ on earth. Third, to help Lutherans know how to believe, live and die in the faith. Fourth, and finally, to uncover the false doctrine afflicting Lutherans of his time. Der Lutheraner served these purposes until the LCMS stopped being published in 1974.

Even though The Lutheran Witness was founded in 1882 by the English Synod of Missouri, Ohio, and Other States, it still carries on the tradition began by C.F.W. Walther. The Lutheran Witness is now one of the oldest denominational magazines in the world.

Founded in 1847

The roots of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod trace back to 1847, when Saxon and other German immigrants established a new church body in America, seeking the freedom to practice and follow confessional Lutheranism.

Initial members, which included 12 pastors representing 14 congregations from Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Michigan, New York and Ohio, signed the church body’s constitution on April 26, 1847, at First Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Chicago, Ill.

Originally named The German Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri, Ohio and Other States, the name was shortened to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in 1947 on the occasion of our 100th anniversary.

LUMA is short for Lutheran Urban Mission Agency. We've been around and involved in the greater Kansas City Metro area since 1969. In the very beginning we incorporated under the name the "Lutheran Mission of the Good Shepherd." Since 2008, reflecting on our communities and targeting exactly who we are for Kansas City, we branded ourselves as Lutheran Urban Mission Agency. LUMA is an agency that seeks to support congregations. We are not a congregation. We DO support congregations in their mission endeavors and ministry developments. We work hard at connecting congregations to mission activity and ministry opportunities in our Urban Core areas.

Blessings  Abound Thrift Store is a Christian not for profit organization called  to serve the metro Kansas City Community by selling and recycling donated merchandise in order to provide aid to people in need. 

Achieving our mission goes beyond being good stewards and expands many different avenues of community growth. 

Lutheran Hour Ministries is a trusted resource in global media that equips and engages a vibrant volunteer base to passionately proclaim the Gospel to more than 150 million people worldwide each week. Through its North American headquarters and ministry centers on six continents, LHM reaches into more than 60 countries, often bringing Christ to places where no other Christian evangelistic organizations are present. LHM’s flagship ministry, The Lutheran Hour®, airs weekly on more than 1,800 radio stations and the American Forces Network.

Christian Resources is a website designed to allow easy reading, listening, studying, searching, and sharing of the Bible in many different versions and translations, including English, French, Spanish, and other languages. is a Christian website, operated by the Salem Web Network, a division of Salem Communications.'s slogan is "The Intersection of Faith and Life", and the site offers news, educational articles and other resources for Christians.

GodTube is an online video-sharing platform that strives to have Christian content. It is owned by Salem Web Network, the Internet division of Salem Communications. GodTube has a variety of video selections including music videos, comedy, children, animals, sports, news, and inspirational.

This is the entry page to Internet Ministries Web site for the Churches of Christ. Locate all types of information on salvation and Christian living, ...

Christian Music

Air1 is an American Christian radio network. Owned by the Educational Media Foundation, it primarily broadcasts contemporary worship music, and is a sister to the EMF's K-Love network.

iHeartRadio is an American freemium broadcast, podcast and streaming radio platform owned by iHeartMedia. It was founded in April 2008. As of 2019, iHeartRadio functions as the national umbrella brand for iHeartMedia's radio network, the largest radio broadcaster in the United States.

K-Love is a contemporary Christian music radio programming service in the United States operated by the Educational Media Foundation. The network is one of three formats produced by the Educational Media Foundation, the other two being K-Love Classics and Air1.

Life 88.5 has become an outreach of the University of Northwestern – Saint Paul, Minnesota.  Northwestern began its broadcast ministry in 1949 when Rev. Billy Graham, then president of the college, signed our flagship station KTIS-FM on with a prayer of dedication.  Since then, God has opened doors through a total of 15 music and talk stations across the Midwest and through resources available online, reaching millions of people with the love of Jesus Christ.

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Christ FOR YOU talk radio that refuses to scratch itching ears.