The Sierra Pacific Synod is one of sixty-five synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The word synod comes from a Greek word meaning “to travel a common road – to walk together.” The congregations, the people, and the ministries in our expansive geographical region walk a common road together as a community of nearly 200 congregations in central and northern California and northern Nevada that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world. Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made known to us in Jesus Christ. Through worship, service, and education, we practice our faith, grow our relationship with God and experience God’s grace in our lives. Learn more about What We Believe.
We also work hard to put our faith into action. In today’s complex world, we strive to make a difference in practical, realistic ways. We welcome you to experience this church right in your community. By clicking Find a Congregation, you will be directed to a directory of the congregations of our synod near you. If you’d like to find out more about how our faith is meant to affect our daily lives, check out Living Lutheran.
We invite you to explore Lutheran Christianity, and help us celebrate the gift of faith – with action – as we do God’s work with our hands.