Departments

The District has three departments (DFF, DFO, DPS) appointed by the East District Board of Directors. Departments are populated with a representative from each of the nine Circuits within the District. Representatives are appointed on a staggered three-year rotation and serve their Lord and His Church on a voluntary basis. The Church Extension Fund (CEF) operates under the authority and direction of the Department for Finance. The Malinsky Memorial Archives, located in St. Catharines, Ontario, are the official archives for the District.

DEPARTMENT FOR FINANCE – DFF
Mission Statement: Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the department endeavours to supervise the finances of the District in order that the gifts of God’s people are wisely disbursed. It assists the Board of Directors in the preparation of the Mission and Ministry Programme, proposes financial commitment to the District and Synod and encourages congregations to set long term financial goals. More…

DEPARTMENT FOR OUTREACH – DFO
Mission Statement: The Department for Outreach will assist District congregations and ministries in their work of gathering more people into a faith relationship with their Saviour.  More…

DEPARTMENT FOR PARISH SERVICES – DPS
Mission Statement: THE DEPARTMENT FOR PARISH SERVICES (DPS) assists congregations, pastors, and deacons of the East District as they teach the faith to everyone from children to seniors, supporting them in areas of worship and music; instruction in doctrine; Christian life and vocation; service to their neighbour; and by sharing their gifts for the benefit of the church. The DPS strives to achieve this through the development and provision of resources and events to foster distinctively Lutheran practices for the building up and encouragement of the whole body of Christ.  More…

ARCHIVES – Malinsky Memorial Archives
Mission Statement: The Malinsky Memorial Archives collects and preserves Lutheran records which are historically significant, especially to the East District of Lutheran Church-Canada, and promotes interest in the history of the Lutheran Church.
Located adjacent to the, library of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. More…