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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.




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Save the Date: Portico Retirement Webinars

Save the Dates for Portico’s Pre-Retirement Webinars! For leaders in their 50s and 60s, the idea of retirement brings a variety of emotions. You may be excited about traveling to new places, spending time with family, or just a more relaxed schedule. You may also be concerned about Social Security, health care, leaving a legacy, […]

Live Webcast on Confronting Racism

Presiding Bishop Eaton will be holding a live webcast on August 6 at 8pm (CDT) to foster a conversation about confronting racism in our society.   Read her full letter below:   Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, The hard but undeniable fact of deeply embedded racism in American society has come to the fore […]

Job Posting: Youth Director in Traverse City, MI

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan, is looking for an energetic professional to lead our growing Youth and Young Adult (“Y2A”) Ministry as a full-time Y2A Ministry Director.   If you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, please visit our website to learn more about the position, fill out an […]

Extra Confirmation Materials Available!

Advent Lutheran Church has a large amount of education materials from Augsburg Fortress, specifically their Re:Form materials designed for middle school students. They have around 30 workbooks available, including the New and Old Testament guides. If your congregation is interested in these materials, please contact Amanda Hilt.

Job Posting: Assistant to Bishop in Southeastern, PA

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod invites applications for the position of Assistant to the Bishop for Youth, Young Adult and Spiritual Formation. Learn More



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