News Releases

ELCA news releases are detailed accounts describing events and ministries of the ELCA

Erik Gronberg reelected bishop of ELCA Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana Synod


​The Rev. Erik Gronberg, Fort Worth, Texas, was reelected April 29 to serve a second six-year term as bishop of the Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during the synod assembly April 29-30 at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Dallas.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America observes 35th anniversary


​The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will observe its 35th anniversary on April 30. On this date in 1987, the ELCA constitution was adopted during the opening session of the Constituting Convention in Columbus, Ohio.

ELCA Church Council Considers Debt, Discipline and a Declaration to the Muslim Community


​The Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) met March 31–April 2. The council, which serves as the ELCA's board of directors, took action on a variety of matters before this church. Among them were preparations for the 2022 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, to be held Aug. 8-12 in Columbus, Ohio.

2024 ELCA Youth Gathering location announced


The ELCA has announced that the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering will be held in New Orleans, July 16-20. The Gathering pre-events — the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE) and the tAble, the ELCA gathering for youth living with disabilities — will be held July 13-16.