At St. Paul’s, we are proud to say we are affiliated with the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) is a mission-oriented, Bible-based, confessional Christian denomination headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri founded on the teachings of Martin Luther.
Today, the LCMS has more than 2.3 million baptized members in some 6,200 congregations and more than 9,000 pastors. Two seminaries and 10 colleges and universities operate under the auspices of the LCMS, and its congregations operate the largest Protestant parochial school system in America. The church broadcasts the saving message of Jesus Christ over KFUO Radio, and it has relationships and active mission work in nearly 90 countries around the world. In the last five years, the LCMS has awarded more than $35 million through more than 900 domestic and international grants for emergency response and disaster response. Today, the LCMS is in full doctrinal fellowship with 33 other confessional Lutheran church bodies worldwide.
St. Paul’s membership in the LCMS is for mutual benefit. It allows us to identify ourselves with other Christians around the world who share the same love for Jesus Christ and His Word. It also enables us to be better connected to the amazing missionary and mercy relief organizations of the LCMS that connect with people all over the world. It also allows us to be connected to the seminaries where hundreds of pastors attend each year in training to be ready to serve the church.
Though we do not have a school of our own at St. Paul’s, we do very highly value Lutheran Education. There is a LCMS high school available in Central Missouri that we are proud to say we are affiliated with.
Calvary Lutheran High School
2525 State Hwy B, Jefferson City, MO 65101