Stories of Faith in Action features images and stories of people whose lives have been touched by ministries of the ELCA. This resource shows how your regular congregational offering, shared with your synod and the churchwide organization, is changing lives.
Stories of Faith in Action features images and stories of people whose lives have been touched by ELCA ministries, all made possible by congregational offerings. This resource tells the story of how your offering is put to work by the ELCA churchwide office throughout the United States and around the world. More stories can be found at www.livinglutheran.com; resources are available at www.elca.org/Resources/Stories-of-Faith-in-Action.
This DVD tells the story of Lutheran revival. This 23-minute video, narrated by former ELCA Presiding Bishop H. George Anderson, tracks prayer and revival in the Bible, in Lutheran history, and in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America today.
In this video, viewers hear from:
Bible scholars from ELCA colleges and seminaries who tell the history of God's reviving work in the church
ELCA pastors who have witnessed revival in congregational life
ELCA members who tell their stories of revival
To explore what revival means in a Lutheran context, viewers will:
journey to Germany to see Lutheran roots for a revival tradition
witness a revival in a Lutheran congregation in Ohio
see the Spirit alive in congregations in East Brooklyn
"Welcome, Welcome: Guide to Ministry with Asian Members." In the 21st century, we need more than ever to develop our awareness, knowledge, and skills in ministry across cultures. "Welcome, Welcome" offers an overview on how to make your English-speaking congregation a truly welcoming place for Asian people. This guidebook is for English-speaking congregations who want to strengthen and retain Asian membership in areas where Asian populations are not large. This resource is a concise and practical guide to building relationships with this growing population of God's people in the United States.
The strategy presents the ELCA Asian and Pacific Islander community's vision for the 21st century. The vision is to grow in strength for ministry, using God's gifts of culture, language and heritage to share God's love in a multicultural world. Currently this involves emphases on congregational development, membership, leadership and resource development, social ministry, stewardship and Asian homeland ministries.
"Breaking the Bonds" is an internalized racial oppression resource. Facilitators of this process would lead individuals through a process that will help them to get in touch with the negative messages they have internalized about themselves and others over the years from the oppressive system of racism.
Here's a valuable resource designed to help families and congregations consider the spiritual implications of adopting across cultures. This book includes moving stories by adopted people and adoptive parents who live at the intersection of faith and adoption. The experiences of their lives honestly reveal the joy and pain that unfold through the process of adopting and being adopted.
The recommended actions are for the ELCA's participation in the continuing journey of African descent Lutheran ministry. This strategy is a living document intended to stir imagination and ministry initiatives beyond what is presented on its pages.
The Arab ministry strategy seeks ways to invite Arabs and Middle Easterners into the Lutheran expression of the body of Christ through biblical hospitality (Romans 12:13; Hebrews 13:2) and in the spirit of Jesusí admonition that the neighbors we are called to love and serve all our fellow human beings.
A practical, "how to" field guide to cross-cultural conversation and moral deliberation for congregations, judicatories, and other groups and organizations in which religious commitments and perspectives are included in the conversation. Includes specific information on 20 cultural groups in the U.S.
Promotional brochure and DVD for "One Body, Many Members," a web-based resource designed to equip congregations to reach out and fully welcome individuals whose race, culture and class is different than their own.
Use this resource in conjunction with "Renewing the Passion: A Guide to Spiritual Revival" to inspire your congregation to offer special services of renewal and revival. Our hope is for an awakening epoch that will revive the gifts given at Holy Baptism; our prayer is for an era of commitment and outreach that will impact every aspect of the ELCA.
Este manual muestra diferentes perspectivas, maneras y formas de cómo responder afectivamente al llamado a actuar. El manual examina el concepto del despertar de nuestra identidad en la Iglesia Luterana, y nos ofrece estudios bíblicos con sus formatos de planificación, y varios modelos de oración. Además, provee diferentes modelos de adoración para la renovación espiritual.
Read this special 25th anniversary edition that includes a timeline of ELCA history and stories of how God is changing lives through the mission and ministry of the ELCA. Information on Mission Support and the churchwide ministries budget is also included. More stories can be found at www.livinglutheran.com; bulletin inserts and more resources are at www.elca.org/Resources/Stories-of-Faith-in-Action.
Dynamic stories of how God is changing lives through the mission and ministry of the ELCA and the financial generosity of ELCA members. Includes information on Mission Support and the churchwide ministries budget. More stories can be found at www.livinglutheran.com; bulletin inserts and more resources are at www.elca.org/Resources/Stories-of-Faith-in-Action.
The recommended goals and strategies by which the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America can become effective in its ministry with American Indians and Alaska Natives. The plan guides the ELCA, as we work on behalf of American Indians and Alaska Natives.