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The South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) announced today that it has awarded $54,638 in grants to small-town and rural (STAR) congregations through the first two months of 2024.

South Dakota Synod Awards Over $54,000 in STAR Grants in January and February

The South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) announced today that it has awarded $54,638 in grants to small-town and rural (STAR) congregations through the first two months of 2024.

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Finding Holy Focus In Rudderless Times: Insights, Groundings, And Strategies For Christian Leaders In The Midst Of Polarization And Decline
2024 South Dakota Synod Spring Theological Conference
Brookings, SD
April 2-4, 2024

2024 Spring Theological Conference

Finding Holy Focus In Rudderless Times: Insights, Groundings, And Strategies For Christian Leaders In The Midst Of Polarization And Decline
2024 South Dakota Synod Spring Theological Conference
Brookings, SD
April 2-4, 2024

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The Rev. Kari Webb has been called to serve as Director for Digital Community and Learning for the South Dakota Synod. She will also serve as the Project Director of Journeying Together in Christ, overseeing the work of the Lilly Endowment Thriving Congregations Grant.

Rev. Kari Webb Called to Serve as the Director for Digital Community and Learning and Project Director of Journeying Together in Christ

The Rev. Kari Webb has been called to serve as Director for Digital Community and Learning for the South Dakota Synod. She will also serve as the Project Director of Journeying Together in Christ, overseeing the work of the Lilly Endowment Thriving Congregations Grant.

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Events
The 2024 Spring Theological Conference will be held at multiple locations in Brookings, SD, and feature guest speaker Rev. Nathan Swenson-Reinhold, who will help us to learn more about finding holy focus in the midst of polarization and decline.

2024 Spring Theological Conference

The 2024 Spring Theological Conference will be held at multiple locations in Brookings, SD, and feature guest speaker Rev. Nathan Swenson-Reinhold, who will help us to learn more about finding holy focus in the midst of polarization and decline.

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The Senior Pastor Retreat is a gathering of rostered ministers serving as Senior Pastors for education, resource sharing, relationship development with colleagues and synod staff, and time to rest. The retreat will be February 4-6 in Chamberlain, SD, at the Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center.

Senior Pastors Retreat 2024

The Senior Pastor Retreat is a gathering of rostered ministers serving as Senior Pastors for education, resource sharing, relationship development with colleagues and synod staff, and time to rest. The retreat will be February 4-6 in Chamberlain, SD, at the Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center.

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This informative workshop will provide an overview of misconduct prevention, addresses particular concerns regarding social networking, and help us talk through ministry with sex offenders. The Boundaries Workshop encourages leaders to be healthy and to lead others by modeling healthy relationships and work habits.

February 2024 Boundaries Workshop

This informative workshop will provide an overview of misconduct prevention, addresses particular concerns regarding social networking, and help us talk through ministry with sex offenders. The Boundaries Workshop encourages leaders to be healthy and to lead others by modeling healthy relationships and work habits.

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Mailing Address

South Dakota Synod, ELCA

2001 S Summit Ave

Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Phone

See Staff Directory

Office: 605-274-4011

Fax

605-274-4028

Location

2125 S Summit Avenue

Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Office Hours

Monday – Friday

8am–5pm

COVID-19 Restrictions: Masks Required for Unvaccinated Individuals. Please call ahead to meet with staff.

Land Acknowledgment

South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America recognizes that the Oceti Sakowin, (the Seven Council Fires of the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota) the Arikara, the Ponca, and the Cheyenne, are the original inhabitants of South Dakota; and South Dakota is the current home of the Cheyenne River Tribe, Crow Creek Tribe, Flandreau Santee Tribe, Lower Brule Tribe, Oglala Tribe, Rosebud Tribe, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, Standing Rock Tribe, and Yankton Tribe.

We recognize that we are called to be in good relationship with our neighbors, that the tribes are sovereign nations, that there is a history of broken treaties and broken trust, and that there is lots of work to be done.  And we also recognize that as Christians, we have faith in new life, in hope for mending what is broken, and in our calling through the Holy Spirit to do this work.