Learn more about a few of our partners in ministry—
Synods Program establishes connections between the 65 synods of
the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
and its international companion churches around the world. It is an
expression of the close ties among member churches of the Lutheran
Clicking on the links, above, will
take you to the ELCA's program unit for
page for each of those church bodies. The web pages include the
mission history, maps, and other information about the country, along
with information about church relationships.
The Partner Synods Program establishes connections among the 65 synods
of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
Partner Synods are groups of two or three synods from locations in the
ELCA working to form community and partnership. The partnership will
allow synods to become familiar with the history, customs, culture, and
faith practices of their ELCA brothers and sisters.
Check out some of these ELCA web pages—
A map showing the mission districts may be found on the "Who We Are" page.
The ELCA is in full communion with six church bodies—
Visit the websites of these local church bodies—
The synod supports one seminary and one local Lutheran college—
In addition, the synod supports campus ministry at Lehigh University, East Stroudsburg University, Penn State Berks Campus, Kutztown University, and other locations through campus ministry contacts in congregations.
There are three Lutheran primary/secondary schools in the synod: Lehigh Valley Lutheran School (K-8) in Whitehall, St. Paul's Lutheran School, Craigs Meadows (K-5), and the Lutheran Academy in Allentown (K-4).
Synod-supported social ministry agencies and organizations include Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania, and Lutheran Congregational Services.
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