The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) is the New England Synod’s ‘companion synod’ and is remembered by Bethesda through prayer and gifts. The ELCJHL has long seen education as central to its ministry among the people of the Holy Land. Today the church operates four K-12 schools and four additional educational programs in Jerusalem and the West Bank addressing a variety of practical needs in contemporary Palestinian society. Together these schools and programs make up an educational system fueled by a Christian vision of hope for a brighter future in the Holy Land.

Bethesda supports Lutherans in Mission (LIM) and Resurrection Lutheran Church in New Haven. LIM was formed to own and operate Resurrection’s building and grounds and to work in a collaborative way with Resurrection Church to serve the people in the Hill section of New Haven.