St. Paul urged the churches in Philippi to hold on to the unity they had in faith. He wrote, “Let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel.” This is the purpose of the Synod. The Synod consists of congregations who are of one mind, united in the truths of the Gospel striving side by side for the for the faith of the gospel. Synod is a fitting name, since synod means “walking together”.
The wider church body to which we belong is called the Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
A history of the ELS can be found here.
We are also in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
The worldwide fellowship to which we belong is called the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference.