PLM exists to enliven the city through proclamation of liberty in Christ, expansion of the sacramental life of the church, and dedication to mercy that flows from the Gospel. 



"PLM exists to enliven the city..."

Urban centers need what all people need: souls made alive in Christ.

"...through the proclamation of liberty in Christ..."

Romans 10:14 asks, "How will they believe in Him whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without a preacher?" True liberty from the bondage of sin, death, and the devil comes when people receive by faith a pastors' proclamation: "Christ is for you."

This is the Gospel--the good news.

"...the expansion of the Sacramental life of the church..."

Christ comes to us when we hear His Word, when we are given His Spirit in the waters of Baptism, and when we receive His Body and Blood for the forgiveness of sins. We believe Christ's promise that He will grant us forgiveness through these things.

"...and mercy that flows from the Gospel of Christ."

Christ cares about the needs of the city and calls us to show mercy and kindness to those in physical and emotional need.


Philadelphia Lutheran Ministries is a rostered service organization (RSO) of the
Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.