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As we consider the direction of the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod, it’s worth keeping in mind some of the statistics below. Here are looks at the number of baptized members, adult confirmands, missionaries, funding and deficit spending. These are numbers reported by the Synod itself over the past decade and are found in board minutes, reports and other officially published materials. We’ll look at what these statistics mean in coming days.