It is not the job of just our seminaries and universities to identify and raise up leaders in the church. The responsibility belongs to all of us. These cards are our gift to you, lay and rostered leaders of this church, to use as you go about the important work of identifying and inspiring potential leaders in your congregation and community. Identify the servants, preachers, teachers and leaders in our midst by sharing a word of encouragement. One package of five cards and envelopes is available for free, with free shipping, for each rostered and lay leader in the ELCA. Inside: "Explore your call." Back: "To learn more about leadership opportunities within the church, visit ELCA.org/leaders."
"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.
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.
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.