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The Greater Milwaukee Synod (GMS) is a geographic grouping of congregations, extending from Sheboygan down to the Illinois border and from Lake Michigan to the western edge of Waukesha County.  We are one of 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). 


This synod is made up of 115 congregations, 4 Synod Authorized Worshiping Communities, and 59,143 baptized members in southeastern Wisconsin led by Bishop Paul D. Erickson and a 17-member synod council.

Equipping the Saints Mission Appeal

Equipping the Saints for the work of ministry; Building up the Body of Christ.
- Ephesians 4:12

Authentic Diversity

In May of 2022, the Greater Milwaukee Synod Council voted to undertake an Authentic Diversity Audit...


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From our partners at the Healing Network: This workshop is a vital aspect of team formation, vision casting, mission development, connection to community resources, and initial understanding and planning in the ministry areas of prevention, early intervention, referral assistance, recovery support, and advocacy.

From our partners at the Healing Network: This workshop is a vital aspect of team formation, vision casting, mission development, connection to community resources, and initial understanding and planning in the ministry areas of prevention, early intervention, referral assistance, recovery support, and advocacy.

This event is for all who are engaged in, or curious about, mission renewal, mission coaching, and innovation! Join us as we gather to share stories of how God is renewing our sense of mission,  learn from those who have been experiencing renewal, and be energized together for our next steps. (This event will take the place of our previous Faithful Innovation training days.)

Contact Us

Address:
1212 S. Layton Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Mailing Address:
PO Box 341695
Milwaukee, WI 53234

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