Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod, ELCA

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Download a free PDF copy of “What is the Gospel?” by Bishop Kurt F. Kusserow at: swpasynod.org/homiletics

Our Vision: To see flourishing Christian communities where Jesus’ story is embodied.

In all the ways we strive to live our mission, we are committed to being guided by the following values:

  • Centering in Christ – Believing that Christ dwells in us, we will therefore demonstrate the compassion and openness that helps us to love God and love our neighbors.
  • Discipleship – Believing that we are to embrace and assist in spreading the story of Jesus, we will therefore nurture formation and growth through our confessional practices and servant leadership.
  • Faith – Believing that God made and loves the world, and redeems it in Christ, we will therefore rest in grace and work in hope.