Ecumenical partners

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.

– Philippians 1:3-5

Collaborating to do God’s Work in This World

The Metropolitan Chicago Synod is committed to fostering unity between all people for the sake of the world. We encourage the activity of ecumenical life in our congregations and communities, and work to enhance the public commitments of this church in Lutheran, ecumenical, and interfaith discussions.

Below are examples of our work in this effort:

Roman Catholic Covenant

Together with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, our synod has developed a covenant to foster ecumenical understanding and collaboration:

Ecumenical Covenant between The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Metropolitan Chicago Synod and The Roman Catholic Church Archdiocese of Chicago→

Renewing Covenant

Lutheran-Catholic Relations—The Reformation at 500: An Interdenominational Conversation→

Full Communion Partners

The ELCA currently shares full communion partnerships with five church bodies:

To learn more about our ecumenical relationships, e-mail the Rev. Brian Wise, the synod’s Ecumenical Officer, or call him at 630-897-6891.


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 →

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.


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