our faith in action

We believe that it's our responsibility to help others.

  • mission support

    Mission support is the portion of financial offerings from members of the ELCA that is shared for synodical and churchwide mission and ministries beyond the local congregation. Mission support helps to fund ministry partners both domestically and around the world including campus ministry, several social organizations, missionaries across the globe, colleges, universities and seminaries of our church, and outdoor camping ministries, just to name a few. These offerings provide over 80 percent of the resources that are used to fund ministries that we do together within the ELCA.

    Learn how we walk together

  • partnership ministries

    Partnership ministries reveal the breadth and depth of our ministry and mission in the name of Jesus Christ.

    View our partnership ministries

  • lutheran office for public policy

    The Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin interprets the public policy positions and the advocacy priorities of the ELCA synods in Wisconsin to the state legislature and state agencies.

    Learn about the office for public policy

  • lutheran disaster response

    Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to 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.

    Learn about Lutheran Disaster Response

  • lutheran world relief

    The ELCA partners with Lutheran World Relief to seek lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. One way many congregations get involved is by making and shipping quilts, school kits and health kits to those in need.

    Learn more about Lutheran World Relief

  • cherish our children

    Cherish All Children is a congregation-based ministry of prayer, education, relationship-building, and action to implement the ELCA Message on Commercial Sexual Exploitation.

    Learn about Cherish All Children

  • world hunger

    Our synod is committed to helping others through the ELCA World Hunger program. It is a comprehensive and sustainable program that uses multiple strategies to address the root causes of hunger and poverty—locally and around the world.

    Learn about ELCA World Hunger

  • global mission

    The Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) emphasizes God's call to us to share the good news of Jesus Christ in word and deed. "Global mission" refers to the ways we respond to God’s call to mission beyond our local congregations. We reach out to others through evangelism, witness, education, promotion of justice, service, relief and development across the globe.

    Learn about the global church and the ELCA global mission