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.
We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. For us, as the ELCA, this faith comes through the good news of Jesus Christ and gives us the freedom and the courage to wonder, discover and boldly participate in what God is up to in the world.
We are a church that is always being made new, and at the same time, is deeply rooted in Scripture, Lutheran theology and Lutheran confessions. We are also rooted in the vibrant, diverse communities and rich histories of our congregations. It’s through these roots that the Holy Spirit guides and nourishes us so that we can be a church that is both resilient and always new.
We welcome you to join this community of faith — the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — regardless of your age, race, gender, life experience, complexities and questions. You have a unique story that can only add to the richness of the larger story that makes up the ELCA. There is a place for you here!
A synod is a shared journey. It comes from Greek words which give us ‘synonymous’ and ‘odyssey.’ So to be together as a synod is to be on a ‘synonymous odyssey.’ It means that we journey together: strengthening, challenging, and supporting one another as God leads us along similar paths into God’s future. We are one of the 65 synods across the United States and the Caribbean that make up the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Indiana-Kentucky (LOMIK), and its 3 camps – Lutheran Hills, Lutherwald, and Lake Luther – strives to witness to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and provide an extraordinary Christian community where every camper learns of God’s love for them and gains new life experiences in a fun environment with caring leaders.