The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s 1 John 3 Initiative Million Dollar Life Match is a new matching grant opportunity to help LCMS congregations provide spiritual, emotional, and physical care to strengthen families in communities across the United States.

Below are a few resources designed to help your congregation:

(1) Think through ways to start or expand its local, beginning-of-life mercy efforts, and

(2) Share those efforts with the community.

To use in your congregation

These materials are provided to help your congregation get excited about starting a new pro-life mercy project or expanding an existing one.

Newspaper Opinion Editorial (Op-Ed)

Bulletin Inserts

Social Media Graphics – English

Social Media Graphics – Spanish

To use in the community

These materials are provided to help you promote your congregation’s mercy work in your community.


Learn more

To learn more about this new grant opportunity for LCMS congregations, please visit For questions about this grant, please contact or call 888-THE LCMS.