Enjoying the Benefits of Membership

Your membership helps us continue telling the story of our Lord’s gracious dealings with His people in the Lutheran Church. Annual memberships are crucial in allowing CHI to fulfill its mission and ministry. Contact CHI today and become a member. The Institute can be reached at 804 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO, 63105, or by calling (314) 505-7900.


CHI accepts American Express ™, Visa ™, MasterCard ™ and Discover ™ payments for membership fees in person or over the phone (314/505-7900).


Each membership includes a year’s subscription to the CHI Quarterly journal, plus the Historical Footnotes quarterly newsletter, discounts on research service charges, voting privileges (Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod members), and unlimited access to CHI Information Sheets (previously known as “Service Bulletins”) with helpful information on various historical topics.

Annual Memberships for Individuals:

Active, $50/year (advance payments: 2-year, $85; 3-year, $135)
Explorer, $100/year
Associate, $250/year
Curator, $600/year
Director’s Circle, $1000/year

LCMS Student, $35/year (For students of LCMS seminaries or universities)
Research Access $25/year (does not include CHIQ or Historical Footnotes)

Annual Memberships for Groups:

Congregation, $50/year
Organizational, $50/year

Life Memberships: (available when establishing an endowment fund at CHI)

Regular Life, $5,000

Download the Membership Brochure here


Subscriptions to CHI Quarterly are available to individuals and organizations for $40 per year ($60 per year for subscribers outside of the U.S.A.), with no membership privileges included.

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