Southeastern Synod ELCA
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.

MLK Commemorations: Worship, Service, Learning, Advocacy

On Sunday, January 19, and Monday, January 20, 2020, we will gather in the metro-Atlanta area for opportunities to worship, serve, and learn about how we can be advocates for justice where we live.

We have two separate locations for synod-sponsored activities:
  1. Worship Service - to be held at Holy Trinity LC, Marietta, GA - Click here for more information.
  2. Day of Service, Learning, and Advocacy - to be held at Christ the King LC, Peachtree Corners, GA - Click here for more information (REGISTRATION link can be found on this page, as well.)
Let us gather to commemorate our beloved hero and martyr, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

To see all of this information directly from the Inspiritus website, click here.

The Inaugural Jubilee - African Descent Lutheran Association, Southeastern Chapter

The Inaugural Jubilee - African Descent Lutheran Association, Southeastern Chapter

Bishop Strickland's 2019 Christmas Message

"Love Has Come" - 2019 Christmas Message from Bishop Kevin Strickland



Click here to view video.

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.

Retired Rostered Ministers and Spouses Luncheon

Retired Rostered Ministers and Spouses Luncheon

Our retired rostered ministers and their spouses gathered at the synod office on December 2, 2019, for a time of worship and fellowship.  Bishop Kevin Strickland gathered these faithful ministers as he led worship and addressed those gathered.   Bishop Strickland then received comments and questions from our retired ministers and their spouses.   The synod staff was present to share their ministry stories and responsibilities as the support staff to the bishop and the congregations of the Southeastern Synod.   

Click here to see the Photo Album from this gathering.

Region 9 Bishops' Relational Agreement - Women in Ministry

On Thursday, October 31, 2019 - on the day of the remembrance of the Protestant Reformation - Bishop Kevin Strickland released the following letter and resources:
 
Over the past year, bishops in Region 9, have been working to utilize our positions to address systemic issues facing women rostered ministers...click here to read Bp. Strickland's pastoral letter and to access the resources from our Region 9 bishops and core team of women leaders.

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