About ALMA

The Association of Lutheran Mission Agencies (ALMA) is “Where Missions Meet”

The Association of Lutheran Mission Agencies is a professional service organization linking and equipping Lutheran mission agencies, congregations, and individuals for sharing and demonstrating the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

ALMA encourages cooperation in mission efforts in order to advance God's mission.

ALMA works alongside The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).

ALMA began in 1996 with less than 10 mission agencies. Today approximately 65 different mission groups represent a variety of specialties, people groups and geographic focuses. (See Mission Agencies link for specifics.)

Scope of Mission Work

While most of ALMA organizations are based in North America, membership is open to any Lutheran mission agency, society, congregation or individual anywhere in the world. For more information on how to join ALMA go to the membership page.