Who We Are

Care | Connect | Equip

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 the people of this church to grow together in the love of Christ through

  • Volunteer opportunities such as God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday…
  • Helping congregations through transitions such as call process
  • In-gatherings & fundraising for our community and neighbors in need


We Connect the people of this church to be the church together in the world through

  • Annual gathering of synod assembly
  • Congregational events
  • Synod wide events
  • Churchwide events & resources


We Equip the people of this church to live out the gospel together for the sake of the world through

  • Educational events to train congregational leaders
  • Supporting & walking with candidates for rostered leadership
  • Downloadable Resources
  • Speaker’s Bureau

Learn more about our Synod

  • Synod Directory

    The Synod Directory is a password-protected listing of rostered ministers, congregations and worshiping communities, committees, and teams of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin. It is available to all rostered ministers and synod council members. If you need information and are unable to open the directory, please contact the synod office at (608) 270-0201 or robynz@scsw-elca.org.
  • Constitution & Bylaws

    (Updated August 2019) *Required provisions approved by the 2019 Churchwide Assembly are in effect immediately and are reflected in the current constitution. Recommended provisions from the 2019 Churchwide Assembly will be reviewed by the Synod Council and ratified at our 2020 Synod Assembly (if applicable).

Contact Us & Location

South-Central Synod of Wisconsin
6401 Odana Road, Suite 20
Madison, WI 53719

Phone: 608-270-0201
Fax: 608-270-0202

Office Hours:
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday

We are church
We are Lutheran
We are church together
We are church for the sake of the world