Due to COVID-19 the Synod Office will have limited staffing throughout the summer and the office will be closed on Fridays. Please contact us if you have questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org ~Thank you~
Please Note: Synod Staff will not be able to be present at in-person gatherings during Phase one and Phase Two of the CDC directives in any building. Staff may accept, at their personal discretion, invitations to do safe outdoor presentations where the SMART TEAM of that congregation or of the inviting Community has set up their clear plan of safe gathering, with all rules posted easily, and when the inviting group takes the lead in making sure all participants know and follow the safety regulations.
Purpose Statement of the Northeastern Minnesota Synod
The purpose of the Northeastern Minnesota Synod is to nurture a Christ-centered climate conducive to healthy, mission-focused congregations and their ministries throughout the world!
ELCA Vision Claimed by God’s grace for the sake of the world, we are a new creation through God’s living word by the power of the Holy Spirit; Gathered by God’s grace for the sake of the world, we will live among God’s faithful people, hear God’s word and share Christ’s supper; Sent by God’s grace for the sake of the world, we will proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, serve all people following the example of our Lord Jesus, and strive for justice and peace in all the world.
ELCA Mission Marked with the cross of Christ forever, we are claimed, gathered and sent for the sake of the world. This is the mission statement of the ELCA. As members of the ELCA, we believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.