Carroll Lutheran School provides quality education in a Christian environment. Their curriculum includes religion, language arts, math, science, social studies, physical education, Spanish and the arts. They have computers in every classroom to enhance the learning experience of our students. The school believes that an atmosphere of caring and mutual respect is integral in teaching students at all learning levels and helping them reach their maximum potential. They hold a certificate of approval from the Maryland State Board of Education and are the only Lutheran School in the Delaware-Maryland Synod to be accredited by the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association.
Mar-Lu-Ridge is a year round outdoor ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America situated in the beautiful Catoctin Mountains of central Maryland. They minister through their summer camp, year-round retreat and conference center, and a variety of programs offered throughout the year. Mar-Lu-Ridge offers a mountaintop experience that partners with congregations to change lives, make disciples, build friendships and create Christian Communities.
Bearing witness at the crossroads of history and hope, the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg proclaims Jesus Christ to a restless world by preparing students for faithful discipleship. As they listen to God’s Word in community, the Holy Spirit empowers them to lead in church and world through wisdom, education, service, and encouragement. Gettysburg Seminary is located in the small town of Gettysburg, PA, where they prepare persons for leadership and various ministries in the church and society. The seminary is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Theological Schools.
Carroll Lutheran Village is a Continuing Care Retirement Community dedicated to the ministry of caring in a Christian atmosphere while fostering quality of life and services for the whole person. This peaceful, non-profit community provides an affordable continuum of care for the region’s growing senior population, featuring residential living and assisted living, as well as the finest short and long-term skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services. CLV offers comfortable, homelike surroundings, a kind and caring staff, and services and activities galore. The Village is truly a charming Continuing Care Retirement Community enriched by the warmth and vitality of its residents as well as the natural beauty of its surroundings.
The Northeast Social Action Program is an interdenominational ministry of love and care designed to meet the needs of Carroll County. They offer food assistance, fuel and energy assistance, a community clothing center and rent assistance. Limited assistance is available in other areas through their outreach program. Is it open to the public and donations are always accepted. Volunteers are always needed.
The Delaware - Maryland Synod of the ELCA is a group of 186 congregations that work together to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with their communities, welcoming all to share in the fellowship of God's people. Its purpose is to provide services to the congregations and approximately 92,000 baptized members in its territory, providing resources, encouraging them in all facets of ministry, and advocating at the state and local levels for justice for all people. The synod is one of 65 such geographical subdivisions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It serves ELCA members in all of Delaware and Maryland except the Washington, DC, suburbs and Garrett County.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), along with other Lutheran churches, can trace its roots directly to the Protestant Reformation that took place in Europe in the 16th century. Martin Luther, a German monk, became aware of differences between the Bible and church practices of the day. His writings, lectures and sermons inspired others to protest church practices and call for reform. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America resulted from a union of three North American Lutheran church bodies; The American Lutheran Church, the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches and the Lutheran Church in America.
Lutheran World Relief is a non-governmental organization founded in 1945 to respond to the needs of communities devastated by World War II. Since then, it has evolved into an agency which responds to worldwide emergencies, seeks long lasting solutions to rural poverty and works for peace and justice for all. LWR works to promote equity, strengthen organizational capacity, and empower communities to have a voice in decisions that affect their lives, while continually learning to increase our impact. Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, LWR works to reduce poverty and injustice by helping communities increase and expand the resources they need to live productive, healthy and empowered lives.