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The Lutheran Witness—Available in Print and Digital Formats

And now it’s downloadable. Subscribe to The Lutheran Witness and download the app to get the latest issues delivered directly to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch newsstand every month. The app is supported by iOS 4.3 or later.

Questions? Please e-mail lwsubscriptions@cph.org, or call 1.800.325.3040 (press option 2) to speak with a customer service representative, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.


About The Lutheran Witness

What is The Lutheran Witness?

The flagship magazine of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, The Lutheran Witness offers synodical news, reports from Lutherans around the world, feature articles, columns, Q&As, a Bible study, and more. The Lutheran Witness is a monthly publication with a June/July combined issue.

How do I subscribe to The Lutheran Witness?

You may subscribe online, by e-mail, or by phone.

Is The Lutheran Witness online?

Yes. In addition to the print magazine, The Lutheran Witness is available in a digital format. Subscribers to the digital version have unlimited online access to the entire magazine as well as subscriber-only access to past digital issues. Subscribe to the digital version of The Lutheran Witness.

Can I download The Lutheran Witness?

If you are subscribed to The Lutheran Witness, you can download the app. It delivers the latest issues directly to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch newsstand every month throughout your subscription. The app is supported by devices operating on iOS 4.3 or later. Download the app. Learn more >

Does my subscription to the digital version of The Lutheran Witness include the newsletter from my LCMS District Office?

District newsletters are included only in print subscriptions through church and district subscription programs. If you would like more information about these programs, which include discounts for print subscriptions, please contact 1.800.325.3040 (press option 2) or e-mail lwsubscriptions@cph.org.

May I reproduce articles from The Lutheran Witness online?

Reproduction of a single article or column for parish use only does not require permission of The Lutheran Witness. However, such reproductions should credit The Lutheran Witness as the source and include the date, volume, and issue number of the original article. Cover images and images credited to sources outside the LCMS are not reproducible without permission. Please contact The Lutheran Witness editorial office if you have questions about what images may be reproduced for a particular issue. Contact the editor of The Lutheran Witness

New Subscribers

I do not have a subscription to the print magazine or digital version of The Lutheran Witness. What are my subscription options?

You may subscribe to The Lutheran Witness as an individual or receive the magazine through your church—if that option is available to you. Please check with your church to see if such an option is available to you. If you wish to subscribe to The Lutheran Witness as an individual (not through your church), you have the following subscription options:
 
Digital Subscription
Receive unlimited online access to the digital version of The Lutheran Witness.


Print + Digital Subscription
Receive the print magazine as well as unlimited online access to the digital version of The Lutheran Witness.


Subscription Rate: $19.99/year

Can I add online access to my existing print subscription?

You may add online access to the digital version of The Lutheran Witness whether you already receive the print magazine as an individual subscriber or through your church.

I am a subscriber through my church: You may purchase a one-year subscription to the digital version of The Lutheran Witness for only $4.99.


I am an individual subscriber: You may add a one-year subscription to the digital version of The Lutheran Witness for FREE.

I already have a print subscription that I receive through my church. Can I add online access to the digital version for free since I have a print subscription, or do I pay $4.99?

If you receive The Lutheran Witness through your church, you will pay $4.99 for online access. Because the church and district Lutheran Witness print subscription programs are offered at a significant discount, the $4.99 subscription is available so you can retain your print subscription through your church program and take advantage of the online subscription—all while paying less than a normal $19.99 per year subscription price. For those paying the full $19.99 per year subscription rate, the online version is included as a feature of this full price subscription.

Current Print Subscribers

I receive the print version of The Lutheran Witness through my church. How do I get online access to the digital version?

You may purchase a one-year subscription to the digital version of The Lutheran Witness for only $4.99.

I currently receive the print version of The Lutheran Witness (not through my church). How do I get online access to the digital version?

You may add a one-year subscription to the digital version of The Lutheran Witness for FREE.

I am currently subscribed to the digital version of The Lutheran Witness. How do I add the print magazine to my subscription?

  • E-mail lwsubscriptions@cph.org.
  • Call 1.800.325.3040 (press option 2) to speak with a customer service representative, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.

I already have a print subscription that I receive through my church. Can I add online access to the digital version for free since I have a print subscription, or do I pay $4.99?

If you receive The Lutheran Witness through your church, you will pay $4.99 for online access. Because the church and district Lutheran Witness print subscription programs are offered at a significant discount, the $4.99 subscription is available so you can retain your print subscription through your church program and take advantage of the online subscription—all while paying less than a normal $19.99 per year subscription price. For those paying the full $19.99 per year subscription rate, the online version is included as a feature of this full price subscription.

Online Access

Is The Lutheran Witness online?

Yes. In addition to the print issue, The Lutheran Witness is available in a digital format, which provides subscribers unlimited online access to the entire magazine and subscriber-only access to past digital issues.

How many issues of The Lutheran Witness are available online?

Every print issue, starting with the September 2012 issue, will be available online in the digital format. Because the June/July issue is a combined issue, there are 11 issues of The Lutheran Witness each year.

Can I view The Lutheran Witness on mobile devices?

Yes. You can view The Lutheran Witness on any mobile device that can access the Internet.

The Lutheran Witness App

What is The Lutheran Witness app?

The Lutheran Witness app is a free app that allows subscribers to the magazine to get the latest issues downloaded directly to their iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch newsstand. The app is supported by devices operating on iOS 4.3 or later.

How do I download the app?

Subscribers with an iPad, iPhone, and/or iPod Touch with iOS 4.3 or later can download The Lutheran Witness app. The app downloads the latest issues directly to the device’s newsstand and will continue to do so every month throughout your subscription. Download the app.

Questions? E-mail lwsubscriptions@cph.org, or call 1.800.325.3040 (option 2) to speak with a customer service representative, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.


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