CGO is the charity of Concordia Publishing House, a nonprofit Lutheran organization. For over 145 years, CPH has produced doctrinally sound materials for churches and individuals on behalf of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. All of the books that CGO sends around the world are published by CPH. Because every book passes through a review process to be examined for biblical accuracy, each book CGO sends is trusted to be biblically based and doctrinally sound.
In 1958, Concordia Publishing House became aware of the great need for Bible-based literature that could be used for missional outreach. To support these critical ministry efforts, CPH established and partnered with Concordia Tract Mission, a program that sent millions of tracts around the world during its time. The program was renamed Concordia Gospel Outreach in 1992 to more accurately reflect its reach and mission. Today, CGO continues to provide Bible-based materials to ministry outreach programs worldwide.