Proclaiming Christ and prayerfully participating in Jesus' own work of reconciling the world to God's very self!

Welcome to the Mitten Synod!

NWLM Logo copyWe are the North/West Lower Michigan Synod. As one of 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we work to support the 117 congregations and 220 pastors across our geographic region.

Whether you are exploring the Christian faith, the Lutheran tradition, or what it means to become part of a faith community–or you are a leader looking for information or help, we seek to partner with and serve you.




Recent News:


Register Now: "Come and See"!

Our synod is most pleased to be hosting an immersion event on the Adult Catechumenate in June. This event is designed to empower rostered and congregational leaders in re-tooling their ministries to welcome persons into a community of faith and prepare them for the life-long journey of discipleship beginning with baptism. Registration is now open! […]

Take the Heath Assessment by April 30th!

As you know, our synod reached the 65% goal last year. More than 65% of our eligible ELCA-Primary health plan members and spouses took the Mayo Clinic health assessment, and as a result: Congregations in our synod received a 2% discount on 2014 health care contributions Our synod received an additional 1% to support synodical […]

Honduras Mission Trip

Follow the work of those on the mission trip to Honduras! They will be posting updates on their blog! View it here:

Synod Assembly Updates

Synod Assembly is quickly approaching! Make sure to visit the Synod Assembly page for up to date information and resources. The Nomination form is now available! If you are interested in serving, please complete the form and submit it by April 15th. Visit the Assembly page for more information and to download the form. For […]

Job Opportunity: Director of Congregational Support at ELCA Churchwide

Located in Chicago, the Director for Congregational Support is responsible for directing churchwide development efforts that provide designated support for congregations in three areas: New and Renewing Congregations, Youth & Young Adult Leadership, and Disability Ministries. This position plays a significant role in the ELCA’s comprehensive campaign. At the end of the Campaign, the position […]



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