African Descent Lutheran Association (ADLA)

Our Delaware-Maryland Synod has an active African Descent Lutheran Association (ADLA) Chapter focusing on engaging, involving and investing in the gifts, interests and capacity of people of African descent in every aspect of the life of this church, our synod and globally. They gather regularly as a source of information and forum for theological reflection, striving to develop leaders and to support mainstream involvement with the DE-MD Synod as well as the Ethnic Specific and Multicultural Ministries of the ELCA.

To learn more about our synod’s chapter of the African Descent Lutheran Association and their work in the past year, click here!

Baltimore Lutheran Campus Ministries

Learn more about Baltimore Lutheran Campus Ministries (Towson, UMBC, Morgan State) here!

Creation Care Ministry

Our synod’s Creation Care Ministry provides resources and support to congregations to become more aware of the challenges facing our shared environment and organizes activities and projects designed to protect our planet from careless waste of God’s abundant gift of creation.

Lutheran Campus Ministry at the University of Delaware

Mar-Lu Ridge

Mar-Lu Ridge is a year-round outdoor ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America situated in the beautiful Catoctin Mountains of central Maryland. We minister through summer camps, year-round retreat and conference center, and programs offered throughout the year.

To learn more about Mar-Lu Ridge’s Summer 2021 Camp Schedule, click here. You can also learn about our theme this year, “Created with Care” using this link.


1517 Media

ELCA Churchwide

Presiding Bp. Elizabeth Eaton

ELCA Global Response

ELCA Domestic Mission

ELCA – Racial Justice

ELCA Federal Credit Union

ELCA Mission Investment Fund

ELCA Peace Not Walls

The ELCA is working for justice and peace in Palestine and Israel through our campaign, Peace Not Walls. Through accompaniment, advocacy and awareness-raising, Peace Not Walls connects ELCA members to our companions and promotes dignity, full respect for human rights, healing and reconciliation. With our Palestinian Lutheran companions, we also accompany Palestinians and Israelis, Jews, Christians and Muslims working together for peace with justice.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS)

Driven by our faith and our nation’s values, LIRS works to protect and embrace refugees, migrants, and children seeking a new life in America. Having carried out this work for more than eight decades, LIRS and our national network of service providers are uniquely equipped to provide holistic, trauma-informed, and age-appropriate care to the vulnerable individuals we serve.

Lutheran Mission Society of Maryland

The Lutheran Mission Society of MD seeks to to help people struggling with physical needs, as well as spiritual needs. We attempt to give a hand up, as well as hope, to the working poor, the homeless, single mothers, and the elderly in our communities.

Lutheran World Relief

Portico Benefits Services

Portico is the ELCA’s modern-day benefits ministry. We offer quality, affordable benefits designed specifically to help our members strengthen their overall well-being, find resilience, and live into their calling to serve.