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Laborers for Christ Records

Identifier: Collection ID-1154

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Standing Committee Meeting Minutes and Data and Historical Data 1984-2008, History, Training Manuals, Pictorial/Directories, Devotions, pictures, and artifiacts. Artifacts in Box 4 of 4


  • Creation: 1984 - 2015

Biographical / Historical

Laborers For Christ began in 1979, especially to enable mission congregations to have actual church buildings, rather than to continue to worship in storefronts, movie theaters, gymnasiumss, etc. It had its beginning in the Colorado District, (now Rocky Mountain District), and then LLL (Lutheran Laymen's League) took over leadership. The workers consisted of retired carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and general handymen. In five years, a total of 26 construction projects, all mission first-unit churches in the Rocky Mountain District of the LCMS were built by Laborers For Christ. By 1985, when the program was adopted by the Mission Board of the LCMS, 80 people were rostered as laborers For Christ. Since the LCMS Mission Board incorporated the LFC in 1985, hundreds of churches and church-related buildings have been constructed in the United states and Canada, as well as many countries overseas. LCEF (Lutheran CHurch Extension Fund) has partnered with Laborers For Christ.


3 Linear Feet (Three Cubic foot boxes, one 6.5" X 16" X 6.5" clear box)

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Physical Location

A.3.3.4 and A.3.3.5

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Repository Details

Part of the Concordia Historical Institute Repository

804 Seminary Place
Saint Louis MO 63105 USA