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exciting news!

Lilly Endowment Planning Grant:
National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders

We have exciting news to share!! Southwestern Minnesota Synod and New Jersey Synod received confirmation in early February of a joint grant given by Lilly Endowment Inc., regarding economic challenges for pastors.
Click here to read more

Job Opening

The Southwestern Minnesota Synod is seeking a Synod Minister: Engage Rostered Leaders.

Please click here for full job description.

Applications are closed.

  • Rough Timeline –

Applications submitted by August 28

-Week of September 13 and 20

Second Interviews
-Week of October 4 and 11

October 18 – Call Extended – Synod Council Action (30 day notice)

(If search fails – identify interim at this time)

Mid to Late November – New staff in office

November 29 – Key week for candidacy hand-off

December 13 – Pr. Joyce Piper concludes service

upcoming events!

Check out our synod event page for ALL upcoming events by clicking here.

Highlighted Events:

  • Church Staff Workers Retreat
    September 15, 2015
  • Fall Theological Conference
    September 27-29, 2015

Synod Assembly Highlights

June 12-14, 2015 
Gustavus Adolphus College St. Peter

As we look back we are thankful for the many gifts that God showed over our gathering that focused on how "we are Church Together." Please click here for assembly highlights.