In the synod's Statement of Purpose, we recognize that through our Lutheran identity "we are grasped by grace and are free to devote our energy to being church in a way that is rooted in tradition and open to experimentation". Through public witness, mission strategy, renewal, and partnership, and the embrace of the theory of accompaniment and our global church, our synod is working to live into our missional purpose.
Through collaborative mission renewal, strategy, and partnership, the synod offers many opportunities for congregations seeking to revitalize their ministry and live further into their callings to be church, here & now. This includes the ministry of our new mission starts as well as the leadership of the synod’s Mission Strategy Table to bolster mission partnership.
Global mission in our synod follows the theory and practice of accompaniment. This includes our membership with Lutheran World Federation, but also our companion-synod relationships with the Iringa Diocese of the ELCT and the Iglesia Luterana Agustina de Guatemala. Our synod also supports the work of many missionaries throughout our global church.
The Bishop’s Committee for Public Witness consists of work groups with a mission to provide witness to the synod's Statement of Purpose. These work groups include: ENGAGE; Anti-Racism and Multiculturalism Work Group; Cherish All Children Ministry Team; and Weaving Together an End to Hunger Work Group.