On any given Sunday, people in the Minneapolis Area Synod pray in Swahili, Norwegian, Laotian, Hmong, Oromo, Eritrean, Amharic, Spanish and American Sign Language. As our region becomes significantly more diverse, we are investing in congregations that connect with neighbors of many cultures.

  • All Nations Indian Church serves Native people in south Minneapolis.
  • Bread of Life Deaf Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, serves deaf people and their families from around the region.
  • Lao Evangelical Lutheran Church serves Laotian people in Robbinsdale and St. Cloud.
  • Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, serves Hmong people from around the region.
  • Mindekirken Norwegian Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, has a church service in Norwegian every weekend.
  • Minnesota Swahili Congregation, Minneapolis, serves Swahili-speakers from around the region.
  • St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, serves a multi-cultural congregation, reaching out to Latino/Latina neighbors in the Philips neighborhood.
  • Trinity Lutheran Congregation, Minneapolis, serves a multi-lingual, multi-cultural congregation in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.
ELCA Multicultural Ministries
ELCA Racial Justice