Together, voting members from the 65 ELCA synods, passed the following legislative items at the 2016 ELCA Churchwide Assembly in New Orleans, Louisiana:

2016 ELCA Churchwide Assembly Legislative Actions Update (pdf)

As a synod or congregation of the ELCA, we are partners in mission and ministry at home, nationally and globally. Below are ways in which we are church together.

Congregations and Synods -- http://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Synods

Leadership -- http://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Leadership

Global Church -- http://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Global-Church

Ministry To And With Same Gender Couples And Their Families Working Document (pdf)

Publicly Engaged Church -- http://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Publicly-Engaged-Church

Related Ministries -- http://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Related-Ministries

Relief and Development -- http://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development

Research and Evaluation -- 
Jan 2016 Priorities in Context: Sustainability and Membership Growth

Social Messages -- http://www.elca.org/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Social-Messages

At this time, there are twelve social messages:

Social Statements -- http://elca.org/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Social-Statements

ELCA Social Statements: