Stories of Faith in Action is a free, annual publication that highlights how God is changing lives through Mission Support, the percentage of your congregational offering that is shared with your synod and your churchwide organization. Learn or share with others stories from around this church by ordering free copies of Stories of Faith in Action today! All you have to cover is shipping. Check out associated resources, including a "How to use" guide, at www.ELCA.org/Resources/Stories-of-Faith-in-Action.
"La Iglesia y la justicia penal:
escuchemos los lamentos" is the Spanish translation of the ELCA social statement "The Church and Criminal Justice: Hearing the Cries," adopted by the 2013 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. Packages of 5, shrinkwrapped.
This resource is designed to be a road map for evaluating and enriching your congregation's ministry with children, youth, and families. Renew your vision and establish priorities for programming through a workshop model that will allow leaders to gain perspective on current ministries, affirm the strengths, identify potential, and develop an action plan for implementation.
A collaborative project with the Council of Native American Ministries. A guide and source of help for congregations and communities who accept the challenge of continuing Christian ministry in reservation and rural ministry.
A biblical journey by which congregations deepen their understanding of the word of God, expand their practice of the word into the world, and share with others the beauty of the word and its relevance for the Christian walk into the world. The journey will result in a more active engagement in God’s mission and an increase in their capacity for multiplying ministry in the world. Its work is coordinated by the Congregational and Synodical Mission unit’s Renewal Team which provides support and assistance through transformational ministry. This work includes transformational ministry training, the Natural Church Development process, the Coaching process, ministry adjustments, ministry mergers, consolidations, re-locations, and synodical intervention and administration.
Use this collection of recipes, stories, and table blessings to prepare global dishes for your family and congregation, and to highlight The Lutheran World Federation and ELCA World Hunger Appeal. The global recipes, adapted for North American cooks, are categorized by the agricultural cycle (dishes for growing, planting, harvesting, and "hungry" seasons); the religious cycle (dishes for religious celebrations and observances); the life cycle (dishes for important days like birthdays, weddings, and funerals); and daily life (breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts and snacks). Coproduced by the LWF, the ELCA, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.
Este libro es para la formación o el enriquecimiento de líderes luteranos en las enseñanzas de la Iglesia Luterana que son interpretadas a la luz de diversos contextos de ministerio latino-luterano de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América (IELA). Tomando el modelo de “Dones en acción,” el autor hace una crítica de las obras de Rick Warren, "The Purpose Driven Church: Growth Without Compromising Your Message & Mission" y de Eirc Burtness, "Leading on Purpose: Intentionally and Teaming in Congregational Life." El recurso también incluye un glosario que resume brevemente algunas de las enseñanzas básicas de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América (IELA).
We Live by Faith.
This book was designed for Latino leaders seeking to know more about the teachings of the Lutheran church. It also provides contextual examples of Latino congregations that are living out their Lutheran identity within their context. Taking the Latino leadership model of a Dones en acción, the author offers a critical analysis of the work of Rick Warren, "The Purpose Driven Church: Growth Without Compromising Your Message & Mission" y de Eric Burtness, "Leading on Purpose: Intentionally and Teaming in Congregational Life." The resource includes a glossary that highlights the main teaching of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Este recurso es para congregaciones que desean establecer un énfasis ministerial que se enfoca en los dones de miembros. Esta guía presenta una introducción, trasfondo y sugerencias para desarrollar este énfasis.
Gifts of Grace: Action Guide for Congregations
This action guide is for congregations wanting to learn more about an asset-based approach to stewardship. This easy-to-read 140-page guide includes theological background, case studies and how-tos for congregational leaders, all directed toward an asset-based approach to congregational life.
Evangelizando y Discipulando a la Juventud. Una compilación de artículos escritos por líderes congregacionales describiendo los retos enfrentados por la juventud, y el acercamiento al ministerio juvenil en distintos contextos.
New church, youth’s church.
This resource is a collection of articles written by congregational leaders that describes the challenges faced by youth and the opportunities for ministry with them. A variety of contexts are described.
A comic book that's serious about drawing people of faith into deeper engagement with their neighborhoods and broader communities. This whimsical resource follows the lives of two Hope Church lay leaders and their pastor as they listen to the joys and concerns of church members and neighbors and then explore ways to respond with public action. Along the way, they join forces with the fictional interfaith community organizing group MISHPAT (Metropolitan Initiative for Strong, Hopeful People Acting Together). Through these characters' courage, as well as their clumsiness, readers are compelled to consider their own congregation's opportunities for more effective public witness and community ministry.