The Southern District is one of 35 regions of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. We cover Alabama, the Florida Panhandle, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The Southern District is comprised of people engaged in ministries – congregations, schools, and recognized service organizations (RSOs) – who share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those they serve in their communities. Each community of the Southern District is unique, ranging from urban to suburban, rural, beach, and bayou. The ministries of the Southern District are as unique as the communities they are in. What does not change is the message of Christ crucified: the Savior of all people, in every community, and our only hope in this hurting and broken world.
To support the people of the Southern District in fulfilling their mission, the District leadership has set the following priorities:
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