Yes, the world around us is changing faster than any other age in history, yet God is ever present, always active, and an anchor in every storm. As Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton reminds us, “We must learn to be missionaries again.”

All are called to mission. All are called to serve. Many are the gifts we bring, and as former Presiding Bishop H. George Anderson says, “A good time to be the church is right now.”

Explore the many ways our Synod is engaged in mission and opportunities available to be involved by clicking any of the links below. Together we can do more than any one of us can do alone.

Mission Partners

ELCATogether in Jesus Christ we are freed by grace to live faithfully, witness boldly and serve joyfull.


A successful fundraising strategy includes a plan for obtaining current support through outright gifts and a planned giving program to ensure your ability to support the important work of ELCA ministries in your local community long into the future.

This website was created to help you incorporate planned giving as part of your overall fundraising strategy. Whether you are jump-starting or fine-tuning your program, we can help you put the pieces together. Determine what stage of the puzzle your planned giving program is in, and then click on the links below to get started. You can also contact your regional gift planner if you are not sure where to start or want help exploring your next steps.

Breathing In ChristBreathing in Christ is for those who want to love God deeper and experience an authentic, faithful relationship with Christ.

The Deaconess CommunityWe are an intentional community of women deacons on the roster of Word and Service in the ELCA.

In response to God’s love in Jesus Christ, we advocate for wise and just public policies in Pennsylvania that promote the common good.

The Church, in a place and time apart…Where God’s presence is experienced, Faith is renewed, Christ’s love is felt, and the Church is strengthened for the service and proclamation of the Gospel!

As believers in Jesus Christ, the Penn State Lutheran Community is committed to:
Welcoming all the name of Jesus,
Embracing Personal Growth and understanding,
Exploring the connections between God’s Word and the world,
Preparing to follow Jesus’ example with our lives,
So we may go forth in a celebration of God’s Love.

Lutheran Disaster Response shares God’s hope, healing and renewal with people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need.

Lutheran HandsThe LutheranHANDS Foundation provides guided and educating volunteer opportunities which stimulate growth in faith, strengthen faith-based communities, and provide spiritual strength through service to the world community.

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For over 80 years, Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service has resettled refugees, reunited families & rekindled dreams

For every man to be a bold, daring follower of Jesus Christ.

Lutheran World Relief is a nonprofit organization that helps families in the world’s poorest communities build the resilience they need to thrive.

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Stewardship of Life is based at the United Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg, PA. Our mission is to serve stewardship in the ELCA through its seminaries.

Women of the ELCAAs a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.

A Confessionally Rooted, Ecumenically Connected, and Culturally Competent School of Theology.