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ELCA Worldwide Efforts

With more than 10,300 congregations across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 4.5 million members—we welcome you to experience this church right in your community. Explore the ELCA, and help us celebrate our gift of faith—with action.

Based in Chicago, Bishop Elizabeth Eaton leads our church. Through the ELCA, we are a part of the Southeastern Synod, which includes over 10,000 congregations. Reverend Julian Gordy is the bishop of the Southeastern Synod.

Some key ministries of the ELCA include global mission to help fight hunger, malaria, social injustice and provide missionaries; and also domestic mission such as establishing new churches and providing grants to local nonprofits working to serve the needs of God’s people as well as seminary education to help provide training for those who desire to be in full-time ministry.

Good Shepherd contributes to support ministries in the Synod and the ELCA. Some of these ministries we support include: