Domestic Mission

Domestic Mission reflects our belief that God has called us to work together using the diverse strengths, leadership, skills, perspectives and experiences of our members, congregations, synods, institutions, agencies and other partners to accomplish the work that God calls us to in the world. In this rich mix, the Holy Spirit helps us discover how to be a bold, active and vibrant church in any context. Participating in God’s work puts us face-to-face with the people we are called to love and serve.

If you are looking for resources for a particular ministry, seeking training as a leader, trying to join a network of people engaged in similar work or want to connect with someone who can work with you, Domestic Mission offers a wealth of opportunities and assistance in the areas of:
  • Advocacy
  • Congregational Vitality (New Start Ministries and Congregations, Synod Vitality Strategies, Strategic Ministry Strategies, Holy Innovations, Anchor Churches, Vitality Grants, Learning & Training Events for mission and ministry partners across the ELCA)
  • Faith Formation (Campus Ministry, Faith Practices & Book of Faith, Ministry with Children, Stewardship, Young Adult Ministry, Youth Ministry, Youth Gathering, Mission Builders)
  • Ethnic Specific and Multicultural Ministries
  • Leadership Ministries and Support
  • Poverty and Justice Ministries
  • Synodical Partners for Mission
We are here to serve with you and build connections throughout the church for the purpose of furthering the mission to which God has called you. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person – questions, complexities and all.

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