This area 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. 


The area is also responsible for other issues including peace, justice, and care for creation. Areas of focus will include but are not limited to:

  • Ministry to people living in poverty, peace, and justice, advocacy
  • Care for creation
  • Rural ministry


First 1,000 Day of Life

ELCA World Hunger

Advocacy – connecting faith and public life

ELCA Social Statements

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service