We are Church Together

We are church together. From small congregations on the prairie to large congregations in urban centers (and everything in between), we come together as the Southwestern Minnesota Synod.

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Upcoming Events

06 August

Women in Ministry Gathering

All day

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06 October

2024 Fall Theological Conference

All day

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May 02

Synod Assembly Theme Series – Reflection #5

Christ. One body in Christ. Christ: How do we say or hear this name for Jesus? How…

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Apr 22

Synod Assembly Theme Series – Reflection #4

In. People use this little word many different ways each day. “In” can mean that:  something is…

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Apr 22

Welcome Rev. Seyward Ask

Welcome Rev. Seyward Ask Synod Minister for Equipping Congregation Leaders, Rostered Ministers, Youth, & Families. Pastor Seyward Ask…

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Are you discerning God’s call?

Take a moment to consider: What is God calling you to? God’s call comes to us in wide and varied forms — teaching youth, serving on a board or committee within your congregation, or even leading worship as a lay leader. Others may feel God is calling them to further learning and become ordained as a minister of Word and Sacrament (pastor) or a minister of Word and Service (Deacon).

If you are hearing God’s call, please reach out to Pastor Heather Culuris at the synod office. We would love to hear how God is calling you and help you along your vocation journey!

Can Help With the Call Process

If you are a Rostered Minister seeking a call or a congregation seeking a Minister, Synod staff can help. Synod staff walks with you through the ELCA congregational Call Process. Synod and ELCA resources are abundant — listening, consulting, guiding, training, and equipping to navigate transitions.

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Financial Support!

Make a donation, pay for an event, or set up online giving for your congregation. Visit the SW MN Synod online giving page.

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