For Congregations

The people of God in our ELCA congregations gather together around Word & Sacrament to be nourished and strengthened as centers for evangelical mission, where people of faith celebrate, learn and connect with one another; and, are then sent out into their communities and around the world to share God’s love through service and care for the neighbor.

We are a church that belongs to Christ.

We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. For us as the Northeastern Minnesota Synod, ELCA, our faith comes as a gift from God through the good news of Jesus Christ and through the Holy Spirit who gives us the freedom and the courage to welcome, wonder, discover and boldly participate in what God is up to in the world.