A Life Chapter is a group of committed Lutherans (both laypeople and pastors alike) from a specific region who look for opportunities to equip their churches to be Gospel-motivated voices For Life. This is done by organizing educational opportunities and outreach events to serve both their churches and the surrounding communities. A Life Chapter is chartered by National Lutherans For Life and, therefore, is formally associated with and subject to, but not a part of, the corporation known as Lutherans For Life, Inc. Life Chapters receive remittance funds quarterly based on donations that have been sent to the national office.
A Life Team is a group of committed Lutherans from an individual church who look for opportunities to equip their congregation to be Gospel-motivated voices For Life. This is done by organizing educational opportunities and outreach events to serve both their church and the surrounding community. The Life Team becomes part of the congregation’s structure, much like a mission team or evangelism committee. Lutherans For Life sells “Life Team Tool Kits” for $30 plus shipping and handling to help a congregation start such a team at their church.
Virginia Flo and Dr. Barb Geistfeld serve as the Lutherans For Life Regional Directors in the states of Minnesota and Texas, respectively. By talking to pastors and congregational leaders all over their states, they work to educate Lutherans on a wide variety of life topics. They also serve as the advocates for Life Teams and Life Chapters, helping Lutherans establish these groups and encouraging those groups already in existence.
A State Federation is an organization that has been chartered by Lutherans For Life, Inc. in a state where there are at least five chartered Life Chapters. In a state where a State Federation exists, the Life Chapters also become affiliated with the State Federation. This occurs automatically at the same time a Life Chapter becomes chartered by Lutherans For Life, Inc. These relationships are basically the same whether or not the Life Chapter is incorporated. Thus, Lutherans For Life consists of a network of individual entities formally associated with each other.