The Minneapolis Area Synod works together so that all experience
gracious invitation into life-giving Christian community 
and live in just and healthy neighborhoods.

Eco-focused Advent Tools

This year, Advent follows closely on Pope Francis' visit to the US and converges with the crucial United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (Nov 30 - Dec 11). The last two months of 2015 offer an extraordinary opportunity for churches to await the incarnation with attention to the earth, "our common home."

Through its EcoFaith Network,
the Minneapolis Area Synod offers resources for congregational use, developed by participants in Lutherans Restoring

Find the full resource here, including lectionary commentary, prayer petitions, and hymn suggestions.

Why We're Here

The Minneapolis Area Synod supports congregations and ministries as together we share God’s love in Jesus Christ. We provide encouragement for leaders, resources for communities of faith, and strategic investment in areas where we are “better together” – such as ministry with and outreach to racially diverse communities and people in their first third of life. We also work to strengthen connections among congregations, justice ministries, ecumenical and interfaith partners, and the global church.

The Minneapolis Area Synod works together so that all experience gracious invitation into life-giving Christian community and live in just and healthy neighborhoods.

Nigerian Theologian in Residence

Bishop Ann Svennungsen recently announced that Dr. Ibrahim Bitrus has been named Companion Synod Theologian in Residence for the Minneapolis Area Synod. As such, Bitrus will work with congregations in both short-term and long-term settings on a variety of topics.

“It is wonderful to have Ibrahim here and to have a connection to our companion synod, the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria,” Bishop Svennungsen said while making the announcement. “Having him in our midst will strengthen our relationship and deepen our commitment to have an incarnate partnership that is both visible and real.”


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