“Blessed are the Peacemakers”

2018 is the Thirty First Assembly of the South Carolina Synod – ELCA and the 193rd meeting of the Lutheran Church in South Carolina.


May 31 – June 2, 2018

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC

A time to gather.


We are celebrating the mission we share together of proclaiming the good news in Jesus Christ to all the world! We will be considering the many ways that we are the church as we live out our daily lives as disciples of Jesus in this time in history. We will share in Bible Study, Worship, Mission Moments, Keynote Presentations, and Faith Practices/Discipleship Experiences and carry out the business matters of the Synod. We look forward to being together with you.

Meet our Guests.


Dr. Amy Sander Montanez

Dr. Amy Sander Montanez

Keynote Speaker

The Rev. Kevin Strickland

The Rev. Kevin Strickland

Bible Conversation Leader & ELCA Representative

The Rev. Job Mbwilo and Mama Ala

The Rev. Job Mbwilo and Mama Ala

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, Bishop, Southwestern Diocese

The Rev. James Hendrix

The Rev. James Hendrix

Teaching Moments Leader, Summer Memorial, Newberry

The Rev. Bill Blank

The Rev. Bill Blank

Teaching Moments Leader, Lombard Mennonite Peace Center

Save the Paper

The 2018 South Carolina Synod Assembly will be using the ELCA Organizations and Events App. The app is a free download available now. If you have questions about the app, please email neal@scsynod.com.


Once you’ve downloaded the app, search for the South Carolina Synod guide. Click the button below to visit the app from your computer.

Special thanks to the Mission Investment Fund, a financial ministry of the ELCA, for sponsoring this year’s app.

Assembly Updates.


Election Results

Voting members elected both lay and rostered persons to attend Churchwide Assembly and to serve on synod council and other committees and boards of the South Carolina Synod.

Unmissable Moments


Bible Conversations
with The Rev. Kevin Strickland

The Life and Work of the South Carolina Synod
with Bishop Herman Yoos

Keynote Presentations
with Dr. Amy Montanez

Teaching Moments, Worship, Fellowship, and more…

Thank you.

We would like to thank Lutheran Services Carolinas for sponsoring the t-shirts for this year’s Assembly.

Ready to Join Us?

Your Offering Support Makes a Difference

Offerings received during the 2018 South Carolina Synod Assembly have been designated by Synod Council to the partnership with the Rev. Dr. Rich Melheim of Rich Learning and the Summer Arts and Drama Camps for children ages 3 to 7 in Allendale and Williamsburg Counties.

In 2018 the partnership expands from two weeks to seven weeks in Allendale County and includes two additional weeks in Williamsburg County.

You may give now through June 2nd by clicking on the button below or by texting GIVE to 864-383-1482. When giving by text, you will receive a text message prompting you to make a gift. Please enter the amount of your offering (in dollars, ex: 50).

Mobile giving is also available through the new South Carolina Synod App, made by Tithe.ly. Get it at scsynod.com/app.



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