Partnership Ministries within Synod

Heart River Bridges of Hope  |  Living Water Lutheran Church  |  Lutheran Social Services of ND  |  North Dakota Lutheran Campus Ministry

Heart River Bridges of Hope and Community of Hope


Heart River Bridges of Hope is an outreach and re-entry ministry on behalf of the ELCA and the whole Church. As an expression of God’s grace and love, this ministry provides youth opportunities for community worship, mentorship, wellness, and mutually enriching relationships. Trusting and believing that God heals and creates new life, our intent is to accompany and empower youth toward a future with hope.

Our Program

  • serves the state of North Dakota
  • works to build ecumenical, faith-based relationships with youth released from the Youth Correctional Center and congregations across the state
  • provides a Mentor for each youth who voluntarily wants to be a part of the program

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Living Water Lutheran Church, Mandan, ND


Living Water Lutheran Church is a congregation in the midst of development within the our synod.  The congregation currently worships at Fort Lincoln Elementary School in Lincoln.  The congregation is reaching out to the growing neighborhoods on the South side of Mandan.

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Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota

Agency-logo-S-2CLutheran Social Services of North Dakota is driven by their mission to bring  healing, help and hope to those in need. Every day, the dedicated staff and  volunteers bring this mission to life as they work to provide the help people  need, when they need it. Whether they are serving children, teenagers, parents,  grandparents or entire communities — their goal is that those they serve will  be strengthened for life.   Lutheran Social Services roots go back to 1919, when the Lutheran Children’s  Finding Society was formed to establish, maintain and conduct receiving homes  for orphans, homeless, abandoned, neglected and dependent children. Across the  decades, from the Great Depression to World War II, through the social changes  of the ‘50s and ‘60s to the challenges of today, their services have  expanded to meet the changing needs of individuals, families and the community.
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North Dakota Lutheran Campus Ministry

LCMSupporting Lutheran Campus Ministry at 3 university campuses across the state: Minot State University, North Dakota State University, and the University of North Dakota.

Learn more about each of these unique ministries: