The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with more than 3 million members in about 9,000 worshiping communities across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region. Known as the church of "God's work. Our hands.," the ELCA emphasizes the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, unity among Christians and service in the world. The ELCA's roots are in the writings of the German church reformer Martin Luther. Learn more at ELCA.org.
St. Mark's is a part of the North Carolina Synod. The NC Synod is one of 65 synods in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The synod is guided by an elected bishop and a synod council comprised of ordained and lay members. Together, they oversee the ministry of the synod's congregations and rostered ministers. The bishop and staff in the office of the bishop provide support to congregations and leaders. Find more information on the NC Synod at nclutheran.org.