Companion synods are church-to-church relationships between the ELCA and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in countries around the world. There are over 120 such relationships in the ELCA Companion Synods Program, which allows thousands of Lutherans to connect, share joys and sorrows, pray together, and collaborate on mutually beneficial ministries.

Companion synods often form “flourishing, long-term, mutual relationships” that strengthen the worldwide Lutheran community as they deepen our global mission engagement. We can do more together than we can as individual congregations.

The North/West Lower Michigan Synod’s companion synods are located in:



Papua New Guinea