Southeastern Synod ELCA

Region 9 Bishops' Relational Agreement - Women in Ministry

On Thursday, October 31, 2019 - on the day of the remembrance of the Protestant Reformation - Bishop Kevin Strickland released the following letter and resources:
Over the past year, bishops in Region 9, have been working to utilize our positions to address systemic issues facing women rostered here to read Bp. Strickland's pastoral letter and to access the resources from our Region 9 bishops and core team of women leaders.

Spirited Generosity - Offering Vitality in the 21st Century

Receiving offerings has been an ongoing part of the church’s story, beginning with the earliest scripture texts. Spirited Generosity: Offering Vitality in the 21st Century will explore the history and theology of the offering, its spiritual significance, and how faith communities can continue to make congregational giving a vital practice in 21st-century culture.

A pre-event is also being offered on Tuesday, November 19, at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Atlanta, GA.  Cost is only $20 for the pre-event.

Click here for more information about the main event and the pre-event.

2019 ELCA Southeastern Synod Leadership Convocation

Focusing on the theme "Preaching in Such a Time as This: Kairos, Truth, and Prophetic Gospel," the Southeastern Synod's rostered ministers and lay leaders will hold its 2019 Leadership Convocation, October 15 -17, at Lutheridge, Arden, NC.

Our keynote speaker, the Rev. Dr. Sam Giere, Wartburg Theological Seminary, will offer a series of presentations during which we will "explore the proclamation of Jesus Christ in such a time as this (Esther 4:14), by discerning 'the times,' considering the relationship of trust and truth, and engaging the prophetic nature of the gospel of Jesus Christ."

Click here for more information on Agenda and Workshops and other details.

Installation of the Reverend Kevin L. Strickland as Bishop of the Southeastern Synod - A Look Back


The video of this service is in the process of being downloaded and re-uploaded to our site soon!  

(Sorry for the inconvenience!!!)

Click here for pictures of the Installation of Bishop Kevin Strickland.

Download the Bulletin here!

If you would like to make a donation to the offering for this service, please click here, and locate the line item:  "Installation of Bishop Kevin Strickland."

The offerings will be split between our synod youth ministry scholarship fund and the Julian Gordy Seminary Fund.

A Message from Presiding Bishop Eaton - Sanctuary Denomination

Dear siblings in Christ,

As many of you know, last week the ELCA Churchwide Assembly adopted a resolution that, among other things, declared the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) a sanctuary denomination. Many of you are asking, “What does this mean?”  Continue.

A Message From Bishop Gordy and Bishop-Elect Strickland - Sanctuary Denomination

Dear Southeastern Synod Friends,
Many of you have read or heard that the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, meeting in Milwaukee last week, declared that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is now a sanctuary denomination. The action of the Assembly has received a great deal of coverage in the press, including a front-page article in the Washington Post. There has been some concern about what this action by the Assembly means for ELCA congregations and people. Here are the three questions we’ve heard most often. 

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