About Us

First Lutheran Church has been a welcoming home in the Heart of downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota, since 1920.

We are one half block south of 11th street between Minnesota and Dakota Avenues.

Mission Statement
First Lutheran Church welcomes all people into the community of Jesus Christ, equipping and sending them forth to serve and witness in Jesus' name.

First Lutheran Church is part of the South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).


Guiding Principles
We are grounded in the great commandment of Jesus.
(Matthew 22:34-40)

We are grounded in the great commission of Jesus.
(Matthew 28:16-20)

We are committed to welcome and minister to all people.

We are committed to equipping people for ministry.

We are committed to service in our community and world.

We are committed to a ministry of relationship building.

We are committed to our heritage and identity as a reforming church.
We are committed to excellence in broadcast ministry.

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