This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.

– 1 Corinthians 4:1

Our Mission Dollars at Work

Each congregation of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod shares a portion of its budget as undesignated mission support for ministry through the wider church. Over fifty percent (50.88%) of the mission support is forwarded to ELCA churchwide ministries, which is then made available to congregations and ELCA-related ministries to fund thousands of efforts, from education to social services, to worship.

What does Mission Support Do?

The chart below shows where this money goes.

Mission Support Allocation of Funds

Budget Documents

View / Download Approved Budget 2019 Synod Assembly→

View / Download Approved Budget 2018 Synod Assembly→

View / Download Approved Budget 2016 Synod Assembly→

Our Synod

Hours and Calendar MCSELCA

Synod Office Holidays and Closed Days

    • New Year’s Day
    • Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    • Good Friday
    • Easter Monday
    • Memorial Day
    • Juneteenth
    • Independence Day
    • July 5 – Day After Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Day after Thanksgiving
    • Christmas Eve
    • Christmas Day

Synod Snapshot

Synod Snapshot

  • Located in Northeast Illinois, in Chicago and its surrounding area.
  • 173 active congregations
  • 4 counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, and Lake
  • 8 conferences What is a conference?
  • 79,543 baptized members as of 2017


Synod Resources

Congregation Map MCSELCA

Congregation Map

Find our more about how our synod is divided and organized using our maps:

View conference map→

View Google Map of Churches and Communities →

ELCA Research and Evaluation

ELCA Synod Research and Evaluation

The Research and Evaluation unit of the ELCA collects research on each synod, including the Metropolitan Chicago Synod.

Learn more at ELCA’s website →


The Tree

The Tree is a powerful symbol for the work of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod.

View / download The Tree here→

Metropolitan Chicago Synod Office

Ph: 773-248-0021

Address: 1420 W. Dickens Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

In Jesus’ name: we proclaim the gospel, make disciples, do justice.


What does this mean?