RSO update (June 2017-March 2018)

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The periodic “RSO Update” includes any new LCMS Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs), those whose RSO status has been renewed, those that have withdrawn their applications for RSO status, those whose RSO status has been removed, and those whose status is “dissolved” because the organization no longer exists.

This month’s update includes RSO listings from mid-June 2017 through mid-March 2018.

“RSO Update” information is provided by the LCMS Office of Rosters and Statistics and verified by the LCMS Office of National Mission — RSO Ministry.


  • Acts 1:8 Ministry Incorporated (Green Bay, Wis.)
  • Biblical Orthodox Lutheran Mission (Littleton, Colo.)
  • Hmong Mission Society (Richville, Mich.)
  • KingsPath Senior Ministries Inc. (Belle Plaine, Minn.)
  • “Living H2O” Lutheran Campus Ministry (Omaha, Neb.)
  • Luther House (Westlake, Ohio)
  • The Academy of Early Learning (Slidell, La.)


  • Benton Harbor Outreach Ministry (St. Joseph, Mich.)
  • Crest View Corporation (Columbia Heights, Minn.)
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Home of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota (Sauk Rapids, Minn.)
  • Lutheran Association for Special Education (St. Louis, Mo.)
  • Lutheran Campus Mission Association (O’Fallon, Mo.)
  • Lutheran Care Center (Altamont, Ill.)
  • Lutheran Community Services Inc. (Wilmington, Del.)
  • Lutheran Friends of the Deaf Inc. (Mill Neck, N.Y.)
  • Lutheran Hispanic Missionary Institute (El Paso, Texas)
  • Lutheran Home (Westlake, Ohio)
  • Lutheran Ministries Media Inc. DBA Worship Anew (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
  • Lutheran Pastoral Counseling Ministry Inc. (Mineola, N.Y.)
  • Lutheran Urban Mission Initiative Inc. (Milwaukee, Wis.)
  • Orphan Grain Train (Norfolk, Neb.)
  • The Apple of His Eye Mission Society (Georgetown, Texas)
  • The Lutheran Home (Omaha, Neb.)
  • The Lutheran Mission of the Good Shepherd of Kansas City, Missouri (Kansas City, Mo.)
  • WLC Management Company Inc. (Quincy, Mass.)

New (Schools)

  • Progressive Learning Academy for Young Children Early Childhood Center DBA Seasons of Learning Early Childhood Center (Richmond, Mich.)
  • Puget Sound Lutheran Schools (Tacoma, Wash.)

Renewals (Schools)

  • Black Hills Lutheran Schools Association Inc. (Rapid City, S.D.)
  • Central Lutheran School Association Inc. of New Haven, Indiana (New Haven, Ind.)
  • Central Lutheran School Inc. (Newhall, Iowa)
  • Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School Association Inc. (Evansville, Ill.)
  • Concordia Educational Association Inc. (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
  • Columbia Lutheran Association of Schools (Columbia, Mo.)
  • Immanuel Ministry and Education Corporation (Broken Arrow, Okla.)
  • Iowa Great Lakes Lutheran School (Spencer, Iowa)
  • Green Park Lutheran School Association (St. Louis, Mo.)
  • Lutheran Education Association Inc. (Brownstown, Ind.)
  • Lutheran High School of Sioux Falls Association (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
  • Lutheran Secondary Association of Dallas Inc. (Dallas, Texas)
  • Metro East Lutheran High School Association Inc. (Edwardsville, Ill.)
  • Northland Lutheran School Association Inc. (Kansas City, Mo.)
  • Our Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran School Association Inc. (Painesville, Ohio)
  • Rochester Central Lutheran School Association Inc. (Rochester, Minn.)
  • The Lutheran High School Association of Racine Corporation (Racine, Wis.)
  • The Lutheran High School Association of the Greater Springfield Area (Springfield, Ill.)
  • Unity Lutheran School – East St. Louis (East St. Louis, Ill.)
  • Western Heritage Lutheran Academy (Riverton, Wyo.)
  • Word of Life Lutheran School Association (St. Louis, Mo.)

Applications Withdrawn

  • Lakewood Lutheran School Association Inc. (Lakewood, Ohio)
  • LHS Foundation DBA Genacross Lutheran Services Foundation (Toledo, Ohio)
  • Lutheran Elementary School Counseling Program DBA Footprints Christian School Counseling Program (Montgomery City, Mo.)
  • Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida Inc. (Jacksonville, Fla.)
  • Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio (Toledo, Ohio)
  • The Paradox Teen Center Inc. (Oak Ridge, Tenn.)
  • Worldview Everlasting (St. Louis, Mo.)

Status Removed/Denied

  • Association of Lutheran Mission Agencies (Stevensville, Mont.)
  • Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Fraternity (Belleville, Ill.)
  • Bethania Foundation (Winchester, Va.)
  • Concordia Lutheran School Association of Greater Tacoma (Tacoma, Wash.)
  • Lutheran High School Association of South Puget Sound (Tacoma, Wash.)
  • Lutheran Military Veterans and Families Ministries Inc. (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
  • Sacramento Lutheran High School Inc. (Elk Grove, Calif.)
  • The Lutheran High School Association of Kane and Dupage Counties DBA Academy of the Cross (Elgin, Ill.)
  • Volunteer Leadership DBA Cancer Companions (Cottleville, Mo.)

Source: LCMS News