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2022 Advent / Christmas Devotional

The Southeastern Synod is made up of 148 congregations and new starts across Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. As one of 65 synods in the ELCA, we are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the communities that we serve. Together we extend our ministry and our reach around the country and around the world. A synod is not just the synod office and its staff which is co-located with St. John's Lutheran Church in Atlanta, GA. The Southeastern Synod is everyone in all of our congregations. We embrace what ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has said about who we are: We are church. We are Lutheran. We are church together. We are church for the sake of the world.

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Preaching Workshops

Come and learn from excellent preaching leaders.


Faith-Formation in a Post-Pandemic World

ELCA Region 9 workshop in 4 parts, dealing with the question:  What will faith formation look like as we emerge from the pandemic in Fall 2021 and beyond?


Being Church in a Digital Age

A 3-week series dedicated to navigating Faith Formation in an online world.


Faith Formation Days

A 4-week series held in October 2020


Seminary Classes for Everyone!  (The Candler Foundry)

Looking to do some theological exploration?  Check out what Emory has to offer at the Candler Foundry

Theological explorations designed to help individuals and congregations grow spiritually, reflect deeply, and engage issues that matter to their communities.

Check out The Candler Foundry online!


The Candler Foundry is an initiative of Candler School of Theology at Emory University.


For First Call Theological Education, click here.