Stories of Impact

Stories from Our Synod

The word “synod” means “on the road together.” When we work together as one Body in Christ, we can accomplish incredible things! Click the links below to read and watch inspiring stories of the impact of this shared work in our community…

Supporting Strong Babies in Milwaukee

Reformation Lutheran Church in Milwaukee serves its neighbors through youth work programs, a community garden, a store for low-cost children’s and household items, Strong Babies fairs and other ministries. (Story by ELCA World Hunger.)

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Does your congregation have a story of curiosity, courage, compassion, or collaboration that you'd like to share? Contact Rev. Matthew Short, Assistant to the Bishop for Evangelical Mission, at

Share These Stories With Your Congregation

We invite you to share these stories of impact in worship, an upcoming adult forum, or your next newsletter! Our congregational promo kit includes a bulletin insert, color and grayscale flyer, presentation slide, and pre-written newsletter copy and banner graphic.

Stories from ELCA Churchwide

For the latest stories from across the ELCA, check out Stories of Faith in Action. This multimedia publication from ELCA Churchwide and Living Lutheran shows how your congregation’s Mission Support offering funds ministries across our church!

Funding Our Shared Impact

These stories of impact are only possible through Mission Support, which is the portion of your congregational offerings that help fund the ELCA’s synod and churchwide ministries. We invite congregational leaders to learn more, complete our Mission Support Intent Form, and download worship resources to celebrate your commitment to helping these ministries thrive.