|About||With eyes fixed on Jesus, we are the Southeastern Iowa Synod, one of the 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.|
The Southeastern Iowa Synod is a network of congregations and ministry partners who are called to share God’s love in Jesus Christ.
Together, we are:
Gathered We are gathered by God’s Spirit around Word and Sacrament, the means of grace. This gathering in worship is central to everything we do, informing and shaping all of ministry.
Claimed We are claimed in baptism, connected to Christ Jesus and through baptism into Christ, we are connected to one another. We need each other, and in Christ, we have each other.
Sent We are sent into our local communities and beyond…sent to serve the neighbor, to share the Good News, and to invite others into a relationship with Jesus, who is hope for the whole world.
Together, we are
An Anti-Hunger Synod
An “anti-hunger” approach to ministry begins with the assumption that the world is hungering for a reason to hope. In the Good News of Jesus Christ, we have bread for the world, where hunger manifests itself in many forms.
We are called to move persistently toward the most profound need, which is why we are committed to:
• Feeding hungry people
• Fighting malaria
• Advocating for people living in poverty
• Raising up leaders of every age who are equipped to proclaim the same Good
News with which we ourselves have been fed.