Affiliations

Genacross Lutheran Services is honored to be affiliated with the following organizations that support our mission and ministry:

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Lutheran Services in America
Genacross Lutheran Services is a member of Lutheran Services in America (LSA), one of the largest health care and human services networks in the country, representing 300 Lutheran nonprofit organizations throughout the United States and the Caribbean. LSA works to connect and empower its member organizations, which serve 6 million people annually, touching the lives of one in every 50 people in the U.S. every year. LSA envisions a network of connected, strong, and thriving Lutheran social ministries that transform the lives of people and communities.

Locally, Genacross Lutheran Services is a member of Lutheran Services in America – Ohio (LSA Ohio).  Alongside congregations, synods and districts, LSA Ohio member organizations work in response to community need and God’s call to serve.

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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Genacross is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The ELCA is a church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. This faith comes through the good news of Jesus Christ and gives members the freedom and the courage to wonder, discover, and boldly participate in what God is up to in the world. The ELCA has more than 10,000 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, and over 4 million members.

The ELCA is comprised of 65 regional synods. Genacross has ministry sites within the Northwestern Ohio Synod and the Southeast Michigan Synod.

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The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
Genacross is recognized by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as a social ministry organization. The LCMS, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is mission-oriented and Bible-based. LCMS doctrine reflects the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther and the reformers, summarized in three phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, and Scripture alone. Today, the LCMS has more than 2.3 million baptized members in more than 6,100 congregations and more than 9,000 pastors.

The LCMS is made up of 35 districts. Genacross has ministry sites in the Ohio District and the Michigan District.

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LeadingAge
Genacross is a member of LeadingAge, an association whose mission is to expand the world of possibilities for aging. LeadingAge has more than 6,000 members and partners including not-for-profit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 38 state partners, and hundreds of businesses, consumers groups, foundations, and research partners. LeadingAge is also a part of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (IAHSA), which spans 30 countries across the globe. The work of LeadingAge is focused on advocacy, education, and applied research.

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LeadingAge Ohio
Genacross is a member of LeadingAge Ohio, an organization dedicated to being at the forefront of innovation in providing quality housing and health care services for Ohio’s older and disabled population. This nonprofit organization is an affiliate of the national LeadingAge organization and represents approximately 500 long-term care organizations and hospices, as well as those providing ancillary health care and housing services, in more than 150 Ohio towns and cities. Senior services providers include senior housing (both subsidized and market rate), adult day care, home- and community-based services, assisted living, and skilled nursing. A majority of members are faith-based and provide many or all of these services.