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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.

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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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A fundraiser benefiting Lutheran Campus Ministry with hymns, classic Wisconsin food, and craft beverages! If you can't attend but would like to support Campus Ministry, give online at www.lcm-in-mke.org/donate.

What does a mutual partnership grounded in accompaniment look like? Hear stories about the partnership shared between Cross Lutheran in Milwaukee and Unity Lutheran in Brookfield. We'll also learn how to develop a partnership from Pastor Chris Manke of Outreach for Hope. Together we'll be inspired to strengthen existing partnerships between congregations and build new ones.

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.

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1212 S. Layton Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Mailing Address:
PO Box 341695
Milwaukee, WI 53234

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