Reconciling in Christ

Following Jesus, who commanded his followers, ‘Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another,’ and believing that all persons are created in the image of God, the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin, ELCA, strives to be fully inclusive for all. This synod welcomes people of every race, background, age, political affiliation, economic and social status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and mental and physical ability, while striving to enable all people to participate fully in the life and work of the church and its expressions.

Recent News & Events

Rostered Women’s Gathering

For your calendars...we meet quarterly on the 4th Thursday of January, April, July, and October.

Rostered Women’s Gathering

For your calendars...we meet quarterly on the 4th Thursday of January, April, July, and October.

Rostered Women’s Gathering

For your calendars...we meet quarterly on the 4th Thursday of January, April, July, and October.

Documents & Resources

RIC Program Information

The Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Program is for congregations, synods, colleges, seminaries, and other Lutheran organizations. Lutheran communities that publicly welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are accepted onto the Reconciling in Christ Roster. Most groups start the process of consideration by engaging in a study program or series of educational meetings. Hearing the experiences of LGBT people and their families often creates greater understanding and insights.

Links

  • Since 1974, ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation has advocated for the full welcome, inclusion, and equity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their Church, congregations, and community.
  • ReconcilingWorks-Madison, WI is the local chapter of ReconcilingWorks, a national organization that works for the full inclusion and participation of LGBTQIA + Lutherans in all aspects of the life of the Church and their congregation.