The ELCA is diverse and shares its message through word and sacrament in worship. Its seminaries welcome pastoral candidates of every “tribe and nation.”

The ELCA is diverse and shares its message through word and sacrament in worship. Its seminaries welcome pastoral candidates of every “tribe and nation.”

The ELCA also shares its message through action, service in and to the world. Here young adults participate in Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) in Rwanda.

The ELCA also shares its message through action, service in and to the world. Here young adults participate in Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) in Rwanda.

evangelical lutheran church in America (ELCA) - churchwide | learn more

This is Christ's church. There is a place for you here.

We are a church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person--questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world.

Churchwide is the national and international expression of our tradition. From missionaries overseas to our local congregations, we are “church together.”

We are a church that believes God is calling us into the world — together. Companion church relationships enrich and deepen our ministries by exposing us to global challenges and perspectives as we seek to work with one another to build up the body of Christ and the world. 

Trinity New Hope Housing, supported by Trinity Lutheran in Nampa, ID, provides housing for low income families.

Trinity New Hope Housing, supported by Trinity Lutheran in Nampa, ID, provides housing for low income families.

People representing a number of congregations from eastern Washington meet in Spokane to talk about what it means to be “church together.” Many of them work together to do God’s work in our region.

People representing a number of congregations from eastern Washington meet in Spokane to talk about what it means to be “church together.” Many of them work together to do God’s work in our region.

elca - eastern Washington - Idaho synod | learn more

The synod is comprised of 92 worshipping communities that span a distance of 769 miles - from Chelan, Washington to Jackson, Wyoming. Our synod's congregations and leadership are working together to transform ourselves for the sake of service to the mission of outreach and for the call of Jesus on our lives together to tell others about him.

As a group of worshipping communities in this great part of our country, we are uniquely positioned to respond to the needs of our area, whether it is economic, environmental, or humanitarian. Many of our congregations partner with one another, and with other agencies in their communities, to do God’s work through their own stewardship of time and energy or through advocacy on behalf of those in particular need.

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Mid-City Concerns promotes independent living of Spokane's senior citizens and disabled adults through outreach in nutrition, advocacy, education and recreation services via the Meals-on-Wheels service for the City of Spokane and via the Mid-City Senior Center which is the only private senior center in Spokane and is located in the lowest income area of Spokane's downtown neighborhood.

Central is a founding member of Mid-City Concerns and continues to support it financially and with volunteers for the Meals on Wheels program.