Life Resources

LCMS Life Library

The LCMS has compiled a large number of resources on various life issues including: abortion, adoption, bioethics, child rearing, Christian ethics, Christian living, cloning, death, disabilities, domestic violence, euthanasia, family, marriage, miscarriage and stillbirth, post-abortion, procreation, sanctity of life, sexuality, suicide, suffering, Two Kingdoms, and vocation. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS

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Life Issues Resources from Lutherans for Life

Lutherans for Life has various resources available on the topics of abortion, abortion and the church, adoption, after an abortion, bioethics, Christian responsibility, contraception, creation, crisis pregnancy, and end of life.  CLICK HERE TO ACCESS


Life Teams

Lutherans for Life encourages all congregations to start Life Teams. “A Life Team is a Gospel-motivated group of church members that communicates and shares the abundant love of Christ, in life issues within the church, and outward into the community. Members are equipped through specialized training to be a relational conduit of expertise and practical resources pertaining to the multifaceted aspects of life ministry.” Learn more about Life Teams and what they can do in your community HERE

Y4LIFE (Youth for Life)

Y4Life seeks to equip high school and college age youth to be Gospel-motivated voices for life. Find out more at

    Below you will find various resources related to sanctity of life and abortion:

    Looking at Life in the Womb: Content designed for ages 3–teens

    Developed by LCMS Life Ministry in partnership with LCMS School Ministry, Life in the Womb resources are available for early childhood, elementary students, and teens. (Life Ministry resources may require you to register for an Ambassador account at no cost to you or your congregation.)

    Access Looking at Life in the Womb Here

    The early childhood content (ages 3–5) includes activity mats, posters, and drawing pages.

    Curriculum developed by LCMS Life Ministry in coordination with LCMS School Ministry with two sets of material, one for upper elementary and one for middle and high school. The resources help students understand God’s creation of life and value life as God’s gift from conception. Included are videos, PowerPoint presentations, and student and teacher booklets to guide discussions. “Looking at Life in the Womb” was developed by LCMS curriculum experts and university faculty in consultation with ultrasound experts. The curriculum meets state and national teaching standards.

    “Looking at Life in the Womb” focuses on accurate and reliable ultrasound technology. Students see actual ultrasounds of unborn children and learn about prenatal development — from the first three-month trimester (seeing the heartbeat and movements of the arms and legs), to the second trimester (seeing facial features, eyes opening and closing), to the third trimester (seeing individual toes and fingers).

    Also available for elementary students is an activity book called I Am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made.

    Lutherans for Life
    Abortion and Recovery Resources: Word of Hope

    To help congregations and individuals respond to the needs of those around them who are considering or recovering from abortion, please contact Word of Hope, which provides after abortion care, pregnancy assistance, and spiritual care. 

    End-of-Life Resources

    CLICK HERE to download Synod’s document Mercy at Life’s End: A guide for laity and their pastors

    A variety of resources related to death and dying are available from Synod AT THIS LINK

    Life Ministry Newsletters

    Sign up for LCMS Life Ministry newsletters HERE

    LCMS Life Ministry newsletter archive CLICK HERE

    Life News — Monthly Lutherans for Life bulletin insert CLICK HERE


    Parish Health Resource Library (topics such as disabilities, suffering/death, etc)

    A variety of health ministry topics produced by various Synod entities can be found AT THIS LINK

    Pro Life Flyers and Brochures

    Please note: not all of the resources below are from LCMS organizations

    Abortion Pill Reversal flyer 

    Abortion Pill Reversal rack card in English and in Spanish

    Abortion and the Constitution

    How to Defend Pro-Life Views in 5 Minutes

    Pro-Life Apologetics

    The Pro-Life Martin Luther