ministry partners

Evangelical lutheran Church in America

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with about 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

A merger of three Lutheran churches formed the ELCA in 1988: the American Lutheran Church, the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches and the Lutheran Church in America.

Now, 30 years later, the ELCA is a church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace.  As members of the ELCA, we believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.  With our hands, we do God's work of restoring and reconciling communities in Jesus Christ's name throughout the world.

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  • central african republic (car)

    Our companion synod is the Central African Republic (CAR).  Anne and Willie Langdji serve as ELCA missionaries to CAR.

    Annie's Blog

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    Pastor Larry Thiele

  • Beloved Art and practice

    Beloved Art and Practice is a new ministry initiative giving space for people to wonder and discover how God is active and calling them to act in and for the sake of the world through creative process, spiritual reflection, and discernment.   We are blessed to have Sister Michelle Walka, Beloved Art and Practice Facilitator, collaborating with us in our synod!



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    • Matuor Alier, Director of Congregational Ministries
  • Eastern North Dakota Synodical Women's Organization (welca)

    As a community of women created in the image of God called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, WELCA commits itself to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in their callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.

  • heart river bridges of hope

    Heart River Bridges of Hope is an outreach and re-entry ministry on behalf of the ELCA and the whole church.  As an expression of God's grace and love, this ministry will provide youth opportunities for community worship, mentorship, wellness, and mutually enriching relationships.