We Lutherans in South Carolina are part of a church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace — and there’s room for all here. Your questions, curiosity, passion and complexities are part of who you are, and you are a beloved child of the living God!
In the South Carolina Synod, we seek to respond to God’s love by loving him and serving the people he has created. There are ministries for – and with – all ages, not only in the state of South Carolina, but in many parts of the globe.
The South Carolina Synod is one of 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
Quick Facts and Figures:
4.7 million people live within the synod territory
52,000 baptized Lutherans in the South Carolina Synod
154 congregations and worshiping communities – Find a congregation!
Three Companion Synods: Lutheran Churches in Japan, Tanzania and Colombia
South Carolina Lutheran Retreat Centers
Latino mission congregations
Active ministry organizations for all ages: College, Men, Women, Young Adult and Youth
Mission and Vision
God’s purpose for the people of the South Carolina Synod: Joining neighbors, serving boldly, loving all, through Christ.
Our Four Missional Priorities:
- Equip congregations to engage in their communities
- Deepen discipleship
- Engage congregations and the synod in addressing issues of education in their communities
- Engage congregations and the synod in addressing issues of poverty in their communities.
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Lutheran Campus Ministry’s presence at the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston in June may have looked like a project where lumber and nails made walls for houses, but it was so much more!read more
And you may have heard that LSC had been caring for five separated children since early May. “Separated children” is the term that has come to identify the children who were forcibly separated from their parents as the result of new restrictions placed on families seeking asylum at the U.S.–Mexico border in April.read more