Lay Leaders

A lay leader is a congregation member who has been chosen as a leader by their peers or the congregation’s leadership.

Florida-Georgia District congregations have active GriefShare programs at their church. Here’s a quick overview of their ministry:

GriefShare enables your church to offer ongoing weekly support groups for people who have lost a loved one. We help you equip a lay-led team for effective ministry to people in your church and throughout your community. Through GriefShare, you can provide biblical, Christ-centered hope to help hurting people rebuild their lives.

If you don’t have a GriefShare ministry at your church and want to:

  1. Reach out to one of the people (below) to get their insight and help.
  2. Read about how you can launch a group after reading stories about people this ministry has transformed.
  3. Find out how to start a group on the GriefShare website.

The LCMS Foundation was created in 1958 by the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to provide Christian estate planning services to LCMS members and help ministries invest or endow the gifts members leave them in their wills or estate plans.

Click here to learn more and start planning today. 

The Lutheran Legal League is made up of actively practicing attorneys who regularly attend worship in a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Simply stated, they are a unique organization of Christ-filled attorneys who desire to assist our Synodical churches, schools, ministries, missions, and LCMS members with their legal needs.

LLL is NOT a referral company, but rather their goal is to serve God by helping their brothers and sisters within the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Click here to learn more.

Lutheran LIFE is an official communications instrument of the Florida-Georgia District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Lutheran LIFE is designed to inform LCMS church and school members of the activities, personalities, and resources offered by the Synod and the FLGA District.

Learn more here.

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) helps communities build healthier, happier, and hope-filled tomorrows by impacting the lives of 1 in 50 Floridians through various services offered across the state. We seek to bring healing, hope, and help to people in need from all walks of life, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and identity.

LSF is a non-profit organization transforming lives by ensuring safe children, strong families, and vibrant communities. Founded in 1982, LSF currently touches the lives of 1 in 50 Floridians annually through various programs, including early education, youth shelters, foster care, refugee and resettlement services, substance abuse mental health services, and adult guardianship. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, LSF has more than 60 programs throughout Florida and approximately 1,200 dedicated employees.

Learn more and reach out to LSF today!

Shareboard connects LCMS lay leaders, congregants, and worship attendees nationwide to exchange experiences and expertise that can help support each other’s ministries. There is no cost to use Shareboard!

Tell lay leaders, congregants, and worship attendees about Shareboard and encourage them to visit

Rev7:9 prays and labors to create a sense of urgency and hope as they build coalitions of ministries to inspire and equip pastors, leaders, and congregations to reach ethnic groups beyond their own. They provide resources and coaching to ensure the advance of God’s Kingdom on earth. Their prayer is congregations will be inspired to connect with REV7:9 to receive encouragement and equipping so that they begin reaching out in ways that will compel the Kingdom vision of a great, diverse multitude from all nations to become a reality in their local congregation.

Click here to learn more about REV7:9.

Simple Bible Study is a resource providing everything a leader needs to facilitate a short Bible study and discussion. Although it is created with youth in mind, the videos can also be used with adult groups.

Check back each month for the latest video or search through the bank of previous studies for a variety of topics that can be used throughout the year.

Click here to view the Simple Bible Study webpage.

It’s just not a book to read. It’s a way to immerse yourself in God’s Word, it’s a way of connecting you and others to Jesus.

Pastors have been given the opportunity to purchase this book for their congregation to participate. 

Read More about the Great Sending.