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Global Ministries

Global Ministries

Globally, there are billions of people who have never heard the Good News of Jesus Christ. God has called Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) to proclaim the risen Savior around the world to reach these people. Operating as a global ministry network, LHM spreads the Gospel in places where other Christian organizations often cannot go, reaching all people who need to hear the Good News.

For decades, LHM has shared Christ's love with the world through a proven approach of identifying and equipping local laypeople to build their presence and impact using specific strategies and tactics contextual to the culture and language in which they serve.

Further building on that model, LHM is investing in a new approach to global ministry expansion with the development of coordinated ministry activities through centralized regional locations that share media, creative, and strategic services to allow for globally dispersed ministry impact. The catalyst is a new program called the International Internship Program, which provides new ministries in the form of internship teams identified and developed through existing ministry center hubs. The first four teams are starting ministry in Peru, Nepal, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Kyrgyzstan, and additional teams will be identified and trained in the coming years to expand ministry into new areas around the world.

Over the next several years, LHM envisions a multidivisional global mission rooted in localized regional leadership. This will be paired with a new evangelistic ministry model based on LHM's core outreach philosophies to be applied in all regions around the world - resulting in strengthened local ownership, revenue generation, and constituent engagement. Ultimately, these plans will allow LHM to reach more people around the world with the hope and comfort of the Gospel.

Where we work

Nearly 300 staff members on the ground in more than 35 locations* create culturally relevant programs and resources that allow LHM to share the Gospel with people in more than 60 countries around the world.

* Not all ministry locations are listed above due to security reasons.


Our Impact

While God's work on the human heart can never be measured, LHM has experienced considerable progress in its Gospel proclamation efforts.



A reasoned estimate of the number of times people experience the Gospel each week through one of LHM's outreach programs, activities, or materials.

Fiscal Year 2021: 150 million
Fiscal Year 2022: Nearly 163 million
Fiscal Year 2023: Nearly 195 million
Fiscal Year 2024: TBD


When someone intentionally provides contact information to allow LHM to follow up because of engagement with an LHM outreach program or product.

Fiscal Year 2021: 1,235,670
Fiscal Year 2022: 1,286,127
Fiscal Year 2023: 1,661,840
Fiscal Year 2024: TBD

Lives Impacted

Printed Literature Enhances Lives in Southeast Asia

LHM staff and volunteers in Southeast Asia share the hope of the Gospel through a variety of methods to demonstrate Christian values to youth.

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Sharing the Gospel Visually in Uganda

A hurting woman in Uganda credits the Christian message shared during an LHM film event with bringing hope back to her life.

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Project JOEL Volunteer Encourages Fellow Students

Since being introduced to LHM's Project JOEL program for youth, a fifth-grade girl's behavior has improved, and she has become a leader for other students.

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