Pacific Southwest District LCMS

As Lutherans we hold to the essentials of the Christian faith: We believe that God in Trinity saves us by grace through a Spirit led faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that the whole of Scripture is our sole source and norm of all doctrine and teaching. We believe that the Church is the living body of Jesus Christ on earth, and that the congregations of our Synod walk together in doctrine and practice. Each congregation is locally governed, striving to create ministry that is culturally and contextually connected to their unique community. We believe in the giftedness of the priesthood of all believers and celebrate the unique ministry call of each and every Christian soul.
The Pacific Southwest District of the LCMS consists of 300 congregations and 150 schools in Southern California, Arizona and Southern Nevada. We are focused on planting new ministries, congregations and schools to meet the needs of our diverse communities with the love of Jesus Christ.

Organization Type: Denomination


United States


Urban, Suburban, Rural, and Other (e.g. Online)

Characteristics of Partner Churches

Theological Traditions


Stance on Women in Ministry


Stance on Sexual Ethics


Planting Models

All models

Worship Styles

Liturgical and Contemporary

Support Offered

  • Assessment
  • Coaching and/or Mentoring
  • Ongoing community/peer support
  • Conferences, Seminars, and Gatherings
  • Courses and Cohort Training
  • Funding
  • Admin support