About Us

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.

Synod Organization Chart

The latest South Carolina Synod Organizational Chart, which was approved at the 2014 South Carolina Synod Assembly.

Constitution and Bylaws of the South Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

As amended June 2, 2018

2018 Directory and Minutes

The Directory and Minutes of the South Carolina Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Thirty-first Assembly and the 193rd Annual Meeting of the Lutheran Church in South Carolina.

2018 Directory Only

2018 Directory of the South Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

This is Christ’s Church. There is a place for you here.

We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person–questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world.

Contact Information

ELCA South Carolina Synod
1003 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone 803-765-0590
Fax 803-252-5558

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