President Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton often reminds the ELCA that “We are church, we are Lutheran, we are church together, and we are church for the sake of the world.”
We believe we are stronger when we are church together, beyond just our local congregations and local ministries. Together, we equip future servants of the Gospel in our schools, colleges, and seminaries. together, we send missionaries around the globe. One thing we also do together as the church is support the start of new, local congregations, as well as assist in the revitalization of existing ministries.
Your congregation is invited to consider becoming a local Mission Companion with one of our synod’s church plants or redevelopments.