God's Work. Our Hands. Vision & Mission of Western Iowa Synod, ELCA
With our Vision "To be as one body, doing God's work wholeheartedly with inclusivity and diversity through Word, Sacrament and compassionate service," the Western Iowa Synod is one of three Synods in Iowa.
One of 65 Synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the Western Iowa Synod is situated among the lush farmland east of the storied Missouri River. With a diverse and faith-filled history of native people and early settlers from Europe, we are joyfully called as servants to accompany congregations and leaders in guiding all people to God’s saving grace.
Consisting of nearly 50,000 baptized members in 124 congregations, our Mission is to offer each other and the world prayer, guidance, encouragement, tools, service and stewardship. In doing so, we believe there are no differences among us.