The LHM Mission:

Bringing Christ to the Nations—and the Nations to the Church

LHM Overview

Lutheran Hour Ministries is a trusted resource in global media that equips and engages a vibrant volunteer base to passionately proclaim the Gospel to more than 150 million people worldwide each week. Through its North American headquarters and ministry centers on six continents, LHM reaches into more than 60 countries, often bringing Christ to places where no other Christian evangelistic organizations are present. LHM’s flagship ministry, The Lutheran Hour®, airs weekly on more than 1,800 radio stations and the American Forces Network.

We encourage those people who are reached through these ministry efforts to respond by contacting staff or volunteers. LHM then cultivates relationships with those who respond to ultimately facilitate a relationship between them and a Christian community, thus helping grow the kingdom of God.

Our Impact

  • More than 150 million people hear or read the Gospel each week through LHM programs, services, or materials.
  • More than 1 million listeners to The Lutheran Hour each week
  • More than 1.2 million individuals intentionally provide contact information for follow up in response to LHM’s culturally relevant outreach efforts.
  • More than 45,000 individuals were referred last year to local Christian communities internationally for spiritual growth and nurturing; 
  • Nearly 16,000 individuals became engaged in a Christian community following their referral last year. 
  • Almost 40,000 individuals participated for the first time in Bible Correspondence Courses offered by LHM’s International Ministry Centers. 
  • Nearly 120,000 individuals completed a ministry activity last year to more effectively share the Gospel with others. 
  • Individuals from more than 4,500 congregations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and Lutheran Church—Canada are using LHM resources.

It is God’s mission to rescue people who have become separated from Him, restore relationships with them and renew them for holy living and service to others. His message is simple: rescue, restoration and renewal are found only in Jesus.

In a world now characterized by dizzying change, God has called the Church to join Him in His mission and challenged it to make His message of hope known in today’s post-Christian culture.

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. While you may know us because of our flagship radio ministry, The Lutheran Hour, we invite you to take advantage of everything that Lutheran Hour Ministries offers 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.

The International Lutheran Laymen’s League and LHM

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 its governance structure.