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

Fall Social Justice Retreat - Lutheran Campus Ministry Wisconsin & Upper Michigan

Friday, November 2 - Saturday, November 3  (with optional additional stay on Saturday night). This year's theme: Hungry for Change: Food Insecurity & Environmental Issues

“American Genocides Project” - Racial Equity Ministry Event

on Sunday, October 14 from 4:00- 6:00 pm. Led By Theologian and Author, Dr. Craig Nessan!

Public & Private Uses of Renewable Energy

On October 6, 2018 from 9 am to 12 pm, LOPPW & SCSW host this time of information and learning about the good things that are happening in our area related to the environment. 

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.


  • 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.