We are Lutheran Women in Mission with a membership of over 95,000 and are the official women's auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

For 75 years, the LWML has been encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to financially support global mission projects. The LWML Minnesota North District was organized in 1964, after separating the Minnesota District into two districts.


Our district is one of forty that form the LWML. To better serve the over 2,500 members in the 145 societies of the MN North District, the district is separated into six regions. These regions are further divided into a total of seventeen zones.


Individual women gather together in their local congregation to form a society which meets regularly for spiritual growth, fellowship, mission work and specific projects.

Several units or societies located in close proximity join together to form a zone, which then meet twice each year for a Spring and Fall rally or workshop.

The zones are again combined into regions which then make up the LWML District. Districts are usually formed by using state or LCMS District boundaries.

The MN North District holds biennial conventions in even number years and an Annual Retreat at Lutheran Island Camp, Henning, MN in August every year.

LWML Motto, Pledge, and Mission Statement

LWML MOTTO "Serve the Lord with Gladness" Psalm 100:2

The LWML Pledge
In fervent gratitude for the Savior's dying love and His blood-bought gift of redemption we dedicate ourselves to Him with all that we are and have; and in obedience to His call for workers in the harvest fields, we pledge Him our willing service wherever and whenever He has need of us. We consecrate to our Savior our hands to work for Him, our feet to go on His errands, our voice to sing His praises, our lips to proclaim His redeeming love, our silver and our gold to extend His Kingdom, our will to do His will, and every power of our life to the great task of bringing the lost and the erring into eternal fellowship with Him. Amen.

LWML Mission Statement:
The mission of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League is to assist each woman of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world.

LWML Vision Statement:
The LWML, the leading group for LCMS women, is the place where each woman is welcomed and encouraged to use her unique God-given gifts as she supports global missions and serves the Lord with gladness.

What We Do


  • Local Meetings
  • Zone Rallies
  • District Retreats
  • District Conventions
  • Bible Studies
  • LWML Prayer Services
  • Workshops
  • Sunday Services


  • Christian Life
  • Human Care
  • Mission Grants
  • Structure
  • Public Relations
  • Leader Development
  • Scholarships
  • Young Women


Are you interested in being a part of the LWML? You can serve...

  • As an individual
  • In a local society
  • In a zone
  • In your district
  • In your community
  • In the world