Ministry Partners

Meet Our Ministry Partners

Our vision at Living Word is to be a living expression of Christ in the world. Daily, we partner with ministries locally, nationally and globally to fulfill God’s call. We tithe to our ministry partners, we pray for and with our ministry partners, and we share stories. We believe in the work our ministry partners do daily to bring Christ’s love to a hurting world. Take a moment to learn more about our partners in ministry.

Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod

A network of 110+ Lutheran congregations, missions, and ministries working together to plant churches, support churches around the world, prepare pastors, help congregations find pastors, support congregations in crisis, encourage evangelism, generosity and ministry among people of all ages. Learn more at

Lutherhill Ministries

Welcomes all people, of every generation to experience the love of Christ in unique settings and new ways. Learn more at

Christ Clinic Katy

Christ Clinic provides comprehensive primary healthcare to adults in the Katy area who:
• Are between the ages of 18 and older
• Have no regular doctor
• Have no private insurance, Medicare or Veteran's medical benefits
• Are low income (The definition of low income is that a person can have wages/salary to 200% of the federal poverty level (FPL) or under.) Learn more at

Katy Christian Ministries

Transforming lives through God’s grace and the generosity of the community by helping local families and individuals fight poverty, food insecurity, domestic violence and sexual assault since 1984.  Learn more at

Acts of Wisdom

Dedicated to assist those in rural Africa in their quest to obtain quality, relevant education. Learn more at

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

The mission of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is to form visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. We seek to build up the Body of Christ and work for a world of peace and justice that cares for the whole creation. LSTC is Christ-centered, responsive to its context, attentive to diversity and committed to excellence. Learn more at

Bright Stars of Bethlehem

Provides funding and support to educational and cultural initiatives through Dar al-Kalima University of Arts and Culture and its partner programs for youth, families and older adults in Palestine and the Holy Land. Learn more at

Upbring (Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest)

Every child is a gift. Every child deserves love. Every child needs a champion to keep them safe, help them grow healthy and strong and encourage their dreams. The mission to break the cycle of child abuse is bigger than any single organization. Working with generous friends and key stakeholders, Upbring is building brighter futures for Texas children. Working to give all Texas children a brighter future. Learn more at

Krist Samaritan Center

Krist Samaritan Center is dedicated to helping those in need attain emotional, mental, and spiritual health through counseling, education, and professional training programs. They strive to serve everyone regardless of age, ethnicity, faith, or ability to pay. Life is complicated. Help doesn’t have to be. Learn more at

Zoe Helps

Empowering vulnerable children to move beyond charity. They are breaking the cycle of extreme poverty around the world by empowering orphans and vulnerable children to become entrepreneurs who are socially, economically, and spiritually strong — transforming entire communities in the process. Learn more at

Lutheran Seminary of the Southwest (LSPS)

LSPS is known for its unique cultural and linguistic accent that is their trademark in theological education. They do this through a Theological Education for Emerging Ministries Program called TEEM. Through this program students develop skills and sensitivity to serve the church amid ambiguity, transition and diversity. They are prepared to address the changing mood and face of our country. Its area of emphasis includes the following: ethnic specific ministry, inner city and rural ministry, renewal of congregations in decline and innovative mission starts. All this is done by following the candidacy requirements of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) in the formation of students who are prepared and qualified to serve as valued ordained rostered leaders of the ELCA. Learn more at

Interfaith Care Partners

A nonprofit, volunteer led organization that provides support, education, and resources for caregivers and quality care for those living with memory loss and other challenges of aging. Much of their care is for the vulnerable elderly and individuals with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. Care Partners, serves all people at no cost without proselytizing. They provide life-changing care as well as educational and support services to more than 5,700 people in the Greater Houston and Waco areas. Their award-winning volunteer Care Team® model includes more than 2,500 individuals who help support four primary programs; Gathering Place, Second Family, Common Ground and Caregiver Conferences while providing over 122,000 volunteer caregiving hours yearly which equals over $3.1 million of free care. Learn more at

Kindred Dinner Church

Kindred is a way of life. It’s not something you “go to", it’s something you are a part of. They believe that God is on the move in Montrose, in the greater Houston area, and beyond. The implications of following Jesus are complex, but the church doesn’t have to be complicated.  Learn more at:

The Lutheran Church in Peru

La Iglesia Luterana de Peru, IL-P (The Lutheran Church of Peru), a member of the Lutheran World Federation, is comprised of over a dozen congregations and several mission starts, or faith communities, as they are called in Peru.
IL-P does not shy away from announcing God’s word and denouncing injustice when and where needed. IL-P is known for reminding the centers of power that they need to be held responsible for serving the people from whom their power is derived. As a national church body present in the lives of people relegated to society’s margins, IL-P responds prophetically to the many injustices that impact impoverished, mostly forgotten Peruvians. Learn more at

The King’s Embrace

The ultimate goal of The King's Embrace is to bring healing and wholeness, (physically, emotionally, and spiritually) to the young boys currently living on the streets in Bungoma town, Kenya. They endeavor to embrace these boys with the love and compassion Christ has shown us.  Learn more at 

Tree 4 Hope

Tree 4 Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing a bright future of long-term hope for children, elders, and their families in Guatemala and around the world through educational, health, and mental wellness outreach programs.  Learn more at

Bethlehem Lutheran Church (LA)

Support for Bethlehem Lutheran Church to build ADA-accessible affordable housing in the heart of New Orleans through their innovative partnership with the Tulane University School of Architecture.  Learn more at