Frequently Asked Questions

What does Lutheran Hour Ministries do?
At Lutheran Hour Ministries, we want to be your partner in calling back the lost and hurting—back to the Church; back to forgiveness and grace; back to God and His Word. We have made it our mission to encourage and support you as you respond to God’s call to action. Lutheran Hour Ministries offers a variety of ministry programs and resources for discipleship and outreach: evangelism training events and resources; opportunities for hands-on international outreach; resource media and materials for men’s ministry; mission resources for children and schools; and much more. Browse this web site for information on all of Lutheran Hour Ministries’ programs and resources to find out how you can partner with us!

I have seen references on this web site to Lutheran Hour Ministries and the International Lutheran Laymen's League. What is the connection between the organizations?
The International Lutheran Laymen's League and Lutheran Hour Ministries are the same organization. The official organization name is the International Lutheran Laymen's League and the ministry of the organization is currently expressed through a wide range of Christ-centered outreach efforts under the name of Lutheran Hour Ministries. The organization's business and financial affairs are overseen by a Board of Directors consisting of a chair, vice chair and 12 directors as part of a new governance structure.

Is Lutheran Hour Ministries affiliated with a larger Church body?
The International Lutheran Laymen’s League/Lutheran Hour Ministries is currently recognized as an official auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) and Lutheran Church—Canada (LCC).  The Church’s auxiliary organizations extend the ministry and mission of the Synod and play vital roles in helping the LCMS and LCC spread the Gospel message and win hearts for Christ. As an auxiliary, we receive no direct financial support from the budgets of the LCMS or LCC and rely on gifts from our generous donors. Lutheran Hour Ministries is currently recognized with the Best in America designation by the Independent Charities of America, one of only 2,000 charities nationwide to receive this honor.

Has Lutheran Hour Ministries changed its logo?
Yes! To illustrate a renewed focus on global outreach, Lutheran Hour Ministries has recently unveiled a new logo. At the heart of the logo is the cross, and four people reach out with the Gospel from it to the four corners of the world. The design also signifies LHM’s desire to be your partner in HIS mission to rescue, restore and renew all who are lost and hurting.

How can I get involved with Lutheran Hour Ministries?
There are several ways to partner with Lutheran Hour Ministries, from serving as a congregational Ambassador to starting a Men’s NetWork group and from participating in an International Volunteer Trip to providing financial support. Learn more about these and other opportunities by visiting the “Get Involved” section of the web site.

Can I have a copy of your annual report?
Our annual report for the previous fiscal year (June 1-May 31) is released in December of each year. You may download a copy from the “News & Releases ” section of this web site or request a printed copy by sending a letter to the contact information listed at the bottom of this page.

I am a reporter (or newsletter editor) and want to write an article about Lutheran Hour Ministries. How do I secure an interview with a Lutheran Hour Ministries employee or volunteer for the story?
All media requests — including requests for local interviews — must be handled through our Corporate Communications department, and we ask that members of the media contact us directly instead of first contacting employees or volunteers.

What is the address, phone number and e-mail address of your ministry headquarters?
660 Mason Ridge Center Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
1-800-876-9880
lh_min@lhm.org