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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It is that time of year when word of a Blessing of the Animals service is heard in many congregations. Saint Francis of Assisi is known as the patron saint of animals, and his commemoration takes place on October 4. Hence, if a congregation hosts a Blessing of Animals service, they typically plan their event near this date. There is, however, more for us to know about this blessing and about Saint Francis.read more
Members of St. Philip Lutheran Church, along with members of Messiah Episcopal Church who share worshiping space, honored local Fire Departments #2, #5, & #6 on 9/9 by hosting a breakfast to say “thank you” for their service to our community.read more