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Why the Pacific southwest District?

Untold thousands are still in darkness, lost like “sheep that have gone astray”. But this is exactly the mission our Lord has created His Church for – reaching the lost for Jesus’ sake in as many ways as necessary. This is the purpose for which our 300 churches and 150 schools were founded in their many contexts. And “the fields are ripe for the harvest” right now!


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WhO is the PSD?

The Pacific Southwest District is comprised of 300 congregations and 150 Lutheran Schools in Southern California, Arizona, and Southern Nevada. It is one of 35 Districts within the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. With an office on the campus of Concordia University in Irvine, CA, the District Staff seeks to “effectively resource congregations and schools for transforming lives and making the Great Commission REAL!” 

Our School Ministries' purpose is to be connected in Christ and connected with each other by building and maintaining God-focused relationships. We currently have over 17,600 students enrolled in 93 early childhood centers, 42 elementary schools and 8 high schools, served by nearly 2,000 full-time educators.

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See how God is at work in our district!

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