Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for information on how to join Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ.  

The color scheme and design of our updated logo symbolizes our hope as an association of congregations: bringing Jesus to a dark and broken world.  The red represents the blood of Jesus bringing light to the world. The color red in the "m" of LCMC emphasizes our focus on mission. As Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ, we are all working together to fulfill Christ's Great Commission in Matthew 28 to go and make disciples of all nations. 

If you are interested in planting a new LCMC congregation, check out our Church Planting Information page for a collection of helpful resources to help get you started.

To locate the LCMC congregation nearest you, try our congregation finder tool.  Simply enter your location (city and state or zip code), and the distance in miles you are interested in searching within, and click the "Find Congregations" button.

Our Congregational Directory is a helpful tool you are interested in locating or seeking contact information for a specific LCMC church.

  • LCMC Directory:  We do our best to keep the records in our directories as up-to-date as possible, however we rely on our congregations and pastors to inform us when there are changes in their statistics, statuses, and contact information.  If you would like to update information for both the pastoral and congregational directories, please fill out both forms to ensure that your data is processed correctly. Click here to update or correct or update your information as it appears on our website.
  • E-Newsletter:  To learn more about the LCMC E-Newsletter, including how to sign up or update your email address with us, click here

Videos and other media from past LCMC events can be found on our website under Events > Media > Videos & Podcasts, or by clicking here.  New content is typically posted several weeks after an event. 

If you'd like to be notified when new content is available in our media library, please download our mobile app and opt in to receive "General" notifications.  [Here's How]

For more news updates, be sure to subscribe to our e-newsletter, check out our blog, or follow us on social media.

For a guide to calling a new pastor, please visit our Calling a Pastor 101 page (under Pastoral Ministry > Calling a Pastor) and review the resources provided. 

If your congregation has a leadership position or internship opportunity available, you can find out how to list it on our website here

To learn more about certification in LCMC, please review our Becoming an LCMC Pastor 101 page, as well as the resources provided there. 

Once you have reviewed this information, completed each step of the process, and have been approved by the appropriate member of our staff, you will be eligible to be listed as a certified pastor on our website.

Statistical information regarding the number of congregations affiliated with LCMC can be found on the main page of our website. 

Have a question, but don't know who to contact?  Please visit our Contact Us page. 

If your congregation has an event that you would like us to consider for publication on our Calendar, got to Events > Calendar and click on the red "Submit an Event" button at the top of the page, or click here to review the criteria and fill out the form. 

A complete list of resources on calling a pastor or seeking a call or internship can be found in the "Pastoral Ministry" sectioin of our website.  Here are a few shortcuts:

Check out our "Statements" page for links to our statements regarding different issues.

There are several mission and ministry organizations listed on our website with which LCMC congregations and pastors have a working relationship.  To learn more and view these lists, please visit the following pages:

We always enjoy hearing about what our congregations are doing, whether it be locally, nationally or internationally. 

To submit an article for our quarterly print newsletter, BY THE WORD, please email Joy Minion.  Article deadlines for each quarter are published in our newsletter.  To download current and previous editions, click here

If you have an article that you would like us to consider for publication in the LCMC blog, you can find out more about the types of articles that we're looking for, as well as a list of guidelines, here

To help keep congregations and pastors informed about news and upcoming events within our association, we offer the following services:

You can also find us on social media by clicking on the icons under "Follow Us" at the bottom of this page. 


Information on disaster relief efforts can be found on our website under News > Relief Efforts.  Here, you'll find a list of ongoing relief efforts for specific causes being organized by people in LCMC, as well as general information on the Lutheran Disaster Assistance Fund (LDA Fund). 

LCMC congregations who are organizing relief efforts to help assist victims of natural disasters and are encouraged to contact us with articles, photos, and relevant contact information for the project so it can be considered for publication.