Peace Not Walls

The Southeastern Iowa Synod has an active regional ministry advocating for peace and justice in Israel and Palestine. Through accompaniment, advocacy and awareness-raising, Peace Not Walls connects ELCA members to our companions and promotes dignity,...

Mission Support

Report your Mission Support Intent Click on the link below to report your congregation's mission support intent for 2017. Loading... Your congregation is your home base, a missional outpost to do God's work. As every disciple yearns to grow in...

Commissions

About Us The 2009 Assembly of the Southeastern Iowa Synod approved a mission strategy that utilizes the work of commissions. These five commissions will provide focus and attention to established priorities of the synod. To view the Mission...

Church in Society

This commission attends to the intersections between the church's mission and the world's needs. This commission is responsible for holding this synod accountable for our shared commitment to ministry to and with people living in poverty.  Meet the ...

Evangelical Mission

This commission is dedicated to developing and renewing evangelizing congregations. In the name of Jesus, this commission will foster ministries and action that reflect a deep understanding of the connection between the various forms of mission support...

Global Relationships

The Commission for Global Relationships is committed to this synod’s engagement in God’s mission to the whole world. Goals: 1. Raise awareness of accompaniment 2. Affirm and enhance global ministries in congregations 3. Work in par...

Rostered Leadership Support

This commission is dedicated to fostering connections among the rostered leaders of this synod, while addressing issues related to continuing education and enrichment, compensation for ministry, vocational affirmation. This commission attends to needs...

Vocation and Faith Formation

This commission is dedicated to enhancing the ministries of congregations, leaders (called and elected), and individual members of every age throughout this synod. Wholeness, renewal, and faith development are dominant themes that will shape the work...

Children & Youth

The Southeastern Iowa Synod is committed to nurturing faith, equipping leaders, and celebrating the ways in which God works through children, youth and families in our synod.   ConFEST 2017 A synod-wide event to enhance and support...

Children's Ministry Group and Resources

Stay up to date on the Children's Working Group by checking out their blog, click here . Download the Resources Fall 2015 Resource Day packet Steps To Creating a Child Safety Policy SE Iowa Sample Child Safety Policy The Children's...

ELCA Youth Gathering

  Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship,...

Southeastern Iowa Synod Children/Youth Leader Network

The Southeastern Iowa Synod Children/Youth Network is made up of adults who have a passion to walk with young people in Christ’s mission for the sake of the world! The purpose of the network is to make connections with people in children/youth ministries, an...

Practice Discipleship

Practice Discipleship Initiative Trains Youth Workers and ALL People Interested in Faith Formation This Practice Discipleship Project is the result of a dynamic partnership between the ELCA Youth Ministry Network, ELCA Lutheran seminaries and colleges...

Companion Synod

The companion relationship exists for the purpose of strengthening one another for life and mission within the body of Christ. Companion Synod – Pare Diocese, Tanzania Companions in Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania ...

ELCA Malaria Campaign

A child dies from malaria every 60 seconds. Today we are in a special moment where we could turn this around. Working though Lutheran churches in Africa, the ELCA Malaria Campaign is uniquely positioned to provide mosquito nets, insecticides, medication, ...

Prison Ministry

FREE  Indeed Free Indeed is a new ministry taking shape at the Anamosa State Penitentiary, a men’s state prison located in Anamosa, eastern Iowa. Free Indeed is a community that shares the good news of Jesus Christ with and through those inside th...
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