The LCMS Kansas District: “Synod in this Place”
The Kansas District is one of 35 districts of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). The purpose of the LCMS, as noted in the 2019 Handbook of the Synod, is as follows: “Committed to a common confession and mission, congregations of The Lutheran Church— Missouri Synod join with one another in the Synod to support one another and to work together in carrying out their commonly adopted objectives. The Synod is organized to work in support of and on behalf of congregations to assist them in carrying out their ministries as they seek to serve our Lord Jesus Christ, the members of His body, and the world which stands in need of the Word and the impact of His redeeming love” (Bylaw 1.1.1).
Districts have been established to help the Synod “achieve its objectives and carry on its activities” (Bylaw 4.1.1). In short, “a district is the Synod itself performing the functions of the Synod” (Bylaw 188.8.131.52).
We invite you to explore the pages of our website to learn more about LCMS work in Kansas.