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.

In the wake of George Floyd’s Death, our Synod Racial Equity Team Provides Ideas for Congregations

Read the Report of the Synod Bishop Call Committee and Learn About our Nominees for Bishop

Visit our Dedicated Synod Health Resources Page for More Information & Support

Curated Resources for Staying Connected While Physically Distanced

With the synod office closed during the pandemic, in-person worship will not take place on Thursdays. Instead you are invited to connect to our Facebook page on Thursdays at noon for short devotionals led by synod staff and guests.

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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

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
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday

Congregations & Conferences