Ministry Partners

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

Gloria Dei is a member of the ELCA, a denomination with over 5 million members within 10,700 congregations in America.

Metropolitan Chicago Synod (ELCA)

The ELCA is made up of 65 synods. Gloria Dei belongs to the Metropolitan Chicago Synod which has 217 congregations in four counties in Illinois – Cook, DuPage, Kane, and Lake.

Northbrook Clergy Association

The Gloria Dei pastor is in fellowship with the diverse clergy members of Northbrook. Association membership is comprised of leaders from the Jewish, Muslim, Roman Catholic, Protestant and Baha’i traditions. This group meets monthly Sept-May.

EASING – Emergency Assistance in Northbrook and Glenview

EASING is a program administered by Youth Services of Northbrook and Glenview and supported financially by the faith communities of the Northbrook Clergy Association. EASING’s purpose is to provide a wide range of emergency assistance to low income residents and families during times of crisis. The goal is to alleviate a crisis situation and work out long term solutions to provide for a stable future (847) 272-5664.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Through grants and matching gifts, Gloria Dei has partnered with Thrivent to fund projects like the purchase of backpacks and school supplies, and winter coats for low-income families as well as other ministries that impact the people of our community and world. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a faith-based membership organization called to improve the quality of life of its members, their families, and their communities by providing unparalleled solutions that focus on financial security, wellness and caring for others. Visit:

Reconciling Works:  Lutherans for Full Participation

ReconcilingWorks advocates for the full welcome, inclusion, and equity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their Church, congregations, and community. ReconcilingWorks is committed to strengthen all of God’s beloved for authentic, visible, faithful lives and to work for systemic change within the church and society.  Visit:

Inviting All People

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Following Christ

Living in Grace

Bringing Hope

The Community of Gloria Dei