Share the Gospel through the 2023–2026 LCMS National Offering



Every three years, alongside the Synod convention, LCMS congregations and their members join to share special gifts through the LCMS National Offering.

The 2023–2026 National Offering, under the theme “We Preach Christ Crucified for All People,” will support the translation and production of meaningful Lutheran resources in languages other than English, so that all may read, hear, and speak the Good News of Christ crucified in a language easily understood.

Ever since the days of Genesis 11, the idea of “all people” has included different languages and dialects. Because the Scriptures were written in Greek and Hebrew, most of us have heard the Word thanks to the diligent work of translators and interpreters.

God has blessed us with His Word in our native language. It’s easy to forget that God did not reveal Himself in English. Even Luther did not speak English. Yet our lives are thus enriched by all of the English materials and resources that we read each day, especially those that bring to us God’s Word.

As the church exists throughout the world, so the Gospel goes forth to all people in all languages. The purpose and goal of the 2023–2026 LCMS National Offering is to produce meaningful Lutheran resources in other languages so that all may read, hear and speak the Good News of Christ crucified.

The window for the National Offering is now open, leading up to the 2023 LCMS convention in Milwaukee. All are invited and encouraged to participate, as the Lord allows, at any time. Gifts to the National Offering will be accepted through 2026.

Congregations are encouraged to promote the National Offering in the run-up to convention. To keep related promotion and material costs as low as possible, the LCMS is not mailing National Offering packets or kits to each of our 5,900-plus congregations this year. Any congregation that is unable to use the digital resources is welcome to contact LCMS Mission Advancement to arrange for printed materials to be shipped, or contact Kimberly Myers at the Nebraska District office for assistance at or 888-643-2961.