EASTERN DISTRICT VISION

We desire

HEALTHY LEADERS vigorously

EQUIPPING God’s people to

PROMOTE KINGDOM GROWTH

 BREAKING NEW GROUND

The people of the Eastern District have accepted the challenge to “Break New Ground” for the Mission of Jesus Christ.  This basic operating principles for Breaking New Ground includes:

ESTABLISHING a process for new ministry, mission and church starts;

HELPING with the training and development of lay leaders;

FORMING geographical clusters of pastors and congregations that will work together as we move into the future that God has ordained for us; and

IMPROVING communication and connections with local congregations.

EASTERN DISTRICT PROFILE AND FACTS

The Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod-Eastern District is one of the four original districts of the LCMS.

123 Congregations located in New York, Pennsylvania and the panhandle of Maryland (see map);
9 elementary and 48 preschools; 25,000 communicant members, 32,000 baptized members; 102 active pastors; over 200 educators (teachers, principals, Director of Christian Education, Deaconesses, Directors of Christian Outreach, Directors of Family Life Ministry); 72 retired pastors and hundreds of lay people who lead and teach in our congregations; Four Regions (Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Rochester) represented by four Vice Presidents; Sixteen Circuits cared for by Sixteen Circuit Visitors; Regional Mission Initiatives located in Buffalo, Rochester, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia;

CONGREGATION LOCATOR MAP

To View a Google Map that includes the locations of the congregations of the Eastern District, LCMS, CLICK HERE

WHAT’S A DISTRICT FOR?

For a clearer understanding of what is The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and what is the Eastern District, LCMS, download the document, “What is a District For?” by CLICKING HERE.

For a copy of “What is a District For?” formatted as a bulletin insert CLICK HERE.

LCMS WEB CONTACT INFORMATION

EASTERN DISTRICT, LCMS

THE LUTHERAN CHURCH – MISSOURI SYNOD

OTHER LCMS AND RELATED MINISTRY RESOURCES

EASTERN DISTRICT CONTACT INFORMATION:

Eastern District – Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
5111 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221-5295

Phone: (716) 634-5111
Fax: (716) 634-5452