Disaster Response

Volunteers are a vital recovery resource to communities impacted by disaster. Currently there are recovery efforts ongoing in Gatlinburg, TN and Hattiesburg and Clarksdale, MS. If you have a team that would like to participate in a community's rebuilding efforts, please contact Ellen Koester (615-838-5550 or LST.ellenk@gmail.com).

Other Ministries

Support services for those new to the country because they have been forced to flee their homelands are limited. Lutheran Services in Tennessee helps support those new residents with personal and household items. We are grateful for the partners we have in Christ Lutheran Church and Kiswahili Lutheran Mission.

Disaster response and  more.

Retreat or serving Group? Need a place to stay in Nashville.


Whether you are staying a week or one night, accommodations are provided at Christ Lutheran Church. There are bunk beds, a great kitchen, showers, wifi, and more. Cost is $15/person/night. Contact Ellen at 615-331-3453 or LST.ellenk@gmail.com for more information or to schedule.


Welcoming Communities

You can be involved.


Volunteers are needed in all of these programs. Contact Program Director Janet Arning (jarningLST@gmail.com or 615-881-4579) for more info.


In addition to direct financial support through the "Donate" button on this site, you can send financial contributions to the PO Box listed below. Lutheran Services also participates in Amazon Smile and the Kroger Community Care (NPO  #88938) and receives Thrivent Choice Dollars.