As children of God and followers of Jesus, each of us is a part of the body of Christ and individually members of it. For the sake of God’s mission and ministry, God’s people gather together to share their gifts and to work together to share in God’s mission to love and bless the world. To strengthen our response to God’s love in Virginia, 150 Lutheran congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) are joined together as the Virginia Synod.
Together these congregations seek to be ambassadors for Christ proclaiming God’s love and grace to the world by:
- Proclaiming a crucified and risen Christ in word and deed (John 15:5 & 3rd Article Of Creed, Small Catechism).
- Re-forming around Word and Sacrament, Scriptures, and the Lutheran Confessions (Our Lutheran Tradition).
- Equipping one another to be sent as ambassadors to our homes, schools, workplaces, communities, and world (Eph. 4:12‐13; Col.1:28).
The Virginia Synod is led by Bishop Jim Mauney.