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Ministries Financially Supported by the Central States Synod

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Bethany College


Bethany College, established by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1881, is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The mission of Bethany College is to educate, develop and challenge individuals to reach for truth and excellence as they lead lives of faith, learning, and service.

Campus Ministries


The mission of campus ministry in the ELCA is to invite people in academic settings to engage more deeply with the teachings of Jesus Christ and the community that bears his name, so that they can discover and fulfill their vocation as disciples.

  • ​​​​Kansas State University

  • St. Louis University and Washington University

  • University of Kansas

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago


The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ.

Camp Tomah Shinga

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Lutheran Outdoor Ministries located near Junction City, Kan. Camp schedules, registration forms, pictures and more are on this link.

Hollis Renewal Center


No more than 40 minutes from anywhere in Kansas City, 153 wooded secluded acres of wild flowers and wildlife invite your discovery. Trails, shelters and picnic areas enhance your enjoyment of the land. The lodge and welcome center offer year-round meeting rooms. 

Wartburg Theological Seminary


Wartburg Theological Seminary serves Christ's church through the Evangelical Church of America by being a worship-centered community where learning leads to mission and mission informs learning.

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