Partners in Ministry

Lutheran Campus Ministry

Lutheran Campus Ministry is a group of Christians (most are Lutheran, but some are not) who rejoice in God's grace! They get together to worship, to have fun, to learn from God and each other, and to serve God by helping others. Students rejoice in being accepted as they are and support one another in attempting to live grace-filled lives. Students are invited to join in whatever activities they can.

Churches United for the Homeless

The mission of Churches United for the Homeless is to provide shelter and support in a spiritual setting.

They accomplish this goal by offering spiritual ministry and emotional affirmation to homeless people, furnishing a temporary shelter for homeless people, and referring residents to appropriate services such as Job Service, Social Services, Mental Health Services, and to programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous.

Churches United for the Homeless is one of the largest shelters in northwestern Minnesota, and it is the only shelter within 250 miles that is able to accommodate single men, single women, and both one and two parent families. We offer a safe haven to those most in need, a chance to reflect on the direction they wish for their lives, and the opportunity to utilize our community's many resources in achieving their goals.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

The ELCA is a community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world. Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made known to us in Jesus Christ. Through worship, service, and education, we practice our faith, grow our relationship with God, and experience God's grace in our lives.

We also work hard to put our faith into action. In today's complex world, we strive to make a difference in practical, realistic ways.

With nearly 10,500 congregations across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and nearly five million members, we welcome you to experience this church right in your community. Explore the ELCA, and help us celebrate our gift of faith—with action.

Northwestern Minnesota Synod

The word "synod" comes from two Greek words, "syn" (together) and "hodos" (a way). "A way together" or "walking together". "Together" is an important idea for understanding Christianity and the Church.

  • Christians are joined to the Church through baptism into Christ
  • The Christian Church is understood as "the Body of Christ" with individual parts that all contribute to the whole

Indeed, there are some things that can't be done alone, but must be done together. Practically speaking, this requires organization. The Northwestern Minnesota Synod includes 21 counties in the northwest corner of the state. It represents:

  • 107,082 baptized members
  • 271 congregations
  • 369 rostered leaders

Broadly speaking, our synod helps congregations do together what they can't do alone.