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The South-Central Synod of Wisconsin (SCSW-ELCA) is one of 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). As 140+ congregations and worshipping communities, we walk together to care for, connect and equip our congregations to be the heart and hands of Jesus.

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We care for, connect and equip our congregations
to be the heart and hands of Jesus.

Highlighted Events & Messages

Rural/Small Town Ministry Conference November 18

A Conversation to Take Small Town & Rural Ministry Into God’s Future. Please register by November 9 by calling the synod office at (608) 270-0201. This event is to introduce a new rural/small town ministry leadership partnership between Wartburg Theological Seminary, the synod and Sugar Creek Lutheran Church – Elkhorn. 


Leadership Education and Development Day “LEAD” will be held on Saturday, March 9. This is a changed date from March 2, which was published earlier in What Matters.

ELCA Launches New Podcast “Three Sides!” 

Three Sides is a new podcast presented by the ELCA that shares that third side of seeing God at work in the world and offers a fresh way to tell the unique, compelling and sometimes surprising stories of this church.   Three sides presents diverse voices from across all expressions of the ELCA.

Mission Moment: Lutherans United Assisting After Disasters  “LUAD”

LUAD is a synod ministry supported by your mission support. Thank you! And now, the work of this synod ministry has a time-sensitive need as they respond to recovery efforts for those in our synod impacted by the flooding from recent heavy rains. Congregations and individuals have been asking where to send their special offerings for victims of the flood.