Welcome to the Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Spanning four counties, eight conferences, and over 200 congregations and worshipping communities, our synod works each day to support parishioners and Lutherans in Chicago and its surrounding area. As part of the ELCA, our mission is to share God's love made known to us in Jesus Christ.
Learn more about our synod in Who We Are.
Responding to U.S. Tornadoes
Tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas claiming many lives and destroying hundreds of homes. Gifts to “U.S. Tornadoes” through Lutheran Disaster Response will be used entirely to help rebuild lives and livelihoods.
Final Ballot Results from the 2013 Metropolitan Chicago Synod Assembly
On Friday, May 31, 2013, at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park, Illinois, Bishop Wayne N. Miller was re-elected on the second ballot with 364 votes. Ms. Nanette Dahlke was re-elected as synod vice president on the second ballot with 372 votes. The Rev. Steven Srock was re-elected as synod secretary on the second ballot with 340 votes.
The report on the assembly and final resolutions are available here.
Sign up for Metro e-Word
While rostered leaders and congregations are already signed up to receive Metro e-Word, the weekly electronic newsletter of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod, individuals can now sign up as well.
Get reminders about events, notification about when the monthly newsletter and supplement to The Lutheran are available online, and more.
Turnaround Synod Initiative
The Turnaround Synod Initiative is an attempt to challenge, inspire, encourage, and equip declining congregations of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod to grow and thrive.
The goal of the Turnaround Synod Initiative is that 50% of the congregations in the Metropolitan Chicago Synod that are currently experiencing decline will be seeing an upward trend in worship attendance by mid-2013. This means that we will move from having two of every three congregations declining to two of three growing in average worship attendance.