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Evangelical Lutheran Church In America
The ELCA is a church of more than 4 million members who actively participate in God’s work in the world. Messiah Lutheran Church is a congregation in the ELCA’s Southeastern Synod. We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. For us as the ELCA, this faith comes through the good news of Jesus Christ and gives us the freedom and the courage to wonder, discover and boldly participate in what God is up to in the world.

ELCA Southeastern Synod
The Southeastern Synod is made up of 160 congregations and new starts across Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. As one of 65 synods in the ELCA, we are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the communities that we serve. Together we extend our ministry and our reach around the country and around the world. A synod is not just the synod office and its staff which is co-located with St. John’s Lutheran Church in Atlanta, GA. The Southeastern Synod is everyone in all of our congregations. We embrace what ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has said about who we are: We are church. We are Lutheran. We are church together. We are church for the sake of the world.

Reconciling in Christ (RIC)
The Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Program is for Lutheran communities that publicly welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

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