Southeastern Synod ELCA

2020 ELCA Southeastern Synod Assembly

June 5 - 7, 2020
Chattanooga Convention Center
1150 Carter Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Click here for information about the Assembly theme, rates, fees, and more, as well as our visitors and links to printable copies of the Assembly materials.

Logo created by Pr. Michael Jannett, Assistant to the Bishop, Southeastern Synod

Historic Flooding in the Southeast and How You Can Help

Mississippi 2020 Floods:


Heavy rainfall following months of water levels at capacity is causing flooding in 19 counties in Mississippi. It is raining now and we are under active flood warnings with 1-3 more inches expected this week.

Read here to learn more and to see how you can help!

Women in Ministry - Anniversaries!

Did you know...that 2020 is the 50 year anniversary of the ordination of women and the 40 year anniversary of the ordination of women of color? Now that's something to celebrate! But how can a congregation give thanks for those women who have gone before and for the continuing hope for the future?

Click here to read more...

2020 Congregational Forms A & C

Every year we report our congregational activities to the ELCA.

The congregational reports sent to the ELCA (Forms A and C) allow the ELCA Research departments to compile data to help us understand ministry trends and also directly impacts the representation at ELCA Churchwide Assemblies. 

Click here for the link.

Synod Staff and Advocacy UPDATE!!!

Synod Staff and Advocacy UPDATE!!!

At the end of January, Mr. Hilton Austin will end his tenure in his role as Director of Advocacy for our synod and we give abundant thanks for his work and ministry among us in this way. Because of his building these foundations, we will be able to continue with a person serving in this role. On February 1st, we welcome the Rev. Matt Steinhauer who will become the Assistant to the Bishop and Director for Advocacy for our synod. Pastor Steinhauer will be serving in this role 15 hours a week and continue as pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Lebanon, TN.

To read more about this ministry transition, click here.

The Inaugural Jubilee - African Descent Lutheran Association, Southeastern Chapter

The Inaugural Jubilee - African Descent Lutheran Association, Southeastern Chapter

Bishop Kevin Strickland to Preach on Day1

On Sunday, January 19, 2020, Bishop Kevin Strickland's sermon will be aired on Day1, with host Peter Wallace.   Day1 is the voice of the historic Protestant churches, presenting outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations.  

Click here for a winter 2019/20 flyer.

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