Mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.
As 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.
There are three expressions of Women of the ELCA, each with its own constitution:
- Congregational, inter-congregational and special units (about 7,000)
- Synodical Women’s Organization (in 64 of the ELCA’s 65 synods)
- Churchwide Women’s Organization
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.