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.
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.
This leader's guide lays out a framework for conducting basic cultural
awareness workshops. Designed to provide facilitators with information,
exercises, experiences and process points that will help participants in dealing
with people and situations that are different from their ethnic, racial and
cultural group experiences.
Please note: this resource comes bundled in packs
Living the Faith is a compilation of stories, advice and reflections
about creating and nurturing multicultural relationships, for individuals
and congregations seeking to reach out to people whose race is different
than their own. Presented in five sections, it is particularly well suited
for adult forums or other groups that meet regularly. Includes exercises
that help shed light on how you understand that faith transcends culture,
and through our shared faith in Christ, it’s relatively easy to share
friendships across cultures.
Praying for Renewal gathers the stories of faithful people who are
grounded in the Scripture. This intimate relationship with God's living word has
led them to struggle with deep issues of faith through the gift of prayer. This
thought-provoking resource may inspire you to deepen your prayer life while
guiding you to spiritual renewal.
This manual shows the several perspectives on how we can best fulfill the
call to action. It examines the history of the “Awakening Identity” in the
Lutheran church, offers Bible studies along with planning tools and prayer and
prayer models. It also provides different models of worship to experience
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
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.
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
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
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
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.