South Dakota Synod, ELCA
The South Dakota Synod is one of the 65 Synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The vision of the South Dakota Synod is “That All May be Fed” and their core values are structured around prayer, human dignity, gratitude, the neighbor, and grace. The South Dakota Synod is located on the campus of Augustana College in the Chapel building, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (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. Learn more about What We Believe. With more than 10,000 congregations across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 4.2 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.
Lutherans Outdoors in South Dakota
Lutherans Outdoors in South Dakota (LO) operates five unique camps that are located across South Dakota, NeSoDak, Klein Ranch, Outlaw Ranch, Atlantic Mountain Ranch, and Joy Ranch. The congregations of the South Dakota Synod, ELCA; own these camps; but, LO camps serve multiple denominations. Lutheran Outdoors in South Dakota’s administrative office is located on the campus of Augustana College in the Chapel building, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Lutheran Social Services
Lutheran Social Services (LSS) of South Dakota responds to changing needs in South Dakota communities, headquarters located in Sioux Falls. LSS is one of the largest private non-profit social service agencies in South Dakota. LSS serves people of all ages, faiths, races and economic status with professional, confidential and affordable services. Although the administration of a specific program or service may be based in one central location, keep in mind that many LSS services are offered statewide.
Lutheran World Relief
Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is committed to end global suffering by providing aid to those in need. Lutheran World Relief has expert staff working in the United States, as well as Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America; Headquarters is located in Baltimore, Maryland.