Lutherans believe the Bible is a “living word.” It continues to speak God’s word to us today, and God does not say the same thing to everyone. Bible stories often mean different things to different people. In this short series of four studies, explore some of the ways this happens and some reasons why it happens. This downloadable PDF comes with permission to reprint and use in a group setting.
Martin Luther called Paul’s letter to the Galatians “my Katie von Bora.” Paul’s conviction that we are justified (made right with God) by grace through faith in Christ is central to Luther’s theology, so it makes sense that he would think of this New Testament letter with the same intimacy and affection he felt for his wife. This four-session Bible study explores Galatians in conversation with Luther, who was a biblical scholar as well as a church reformer. This downloadable PDF comes with permission to reprint and use in a group setting.
This three-session study takes a look at the Apostles’ Creed, its history and how it and other creeds help shape our faith. This downloadable PDF comes with permission to reprint and use in a group setting.
In this four-session Bible study, we’ll discover more about the church in Philippi and its founding, the challenges it faced and the context of some of the book of Philippians' most beloved passages. We’ll also explore ways in which Philippians relates to our lives today and invites us to engage in fuller service to the world around us. This downloadable PDF comes with permission to reprint and use in a group setting.
In this three-session study, explore the stories of Jonah, the Prodigal Son and the conversion of Paul, and what it means to believe in a merciful, compassionate, slow-to-anger God. This downloadable PDF comes for permission to reprint and use in a group setting.
The Scripture teaches a rhythm and pace for life. There is an overarching theme in the Bible that time is in God’s hands. A life redeemed by God moves at the speed of redemption: day by day, moment by moment. This three-session study examines what we can learn from Scripture about the pace of our lives. This downloadable PDF comes with permission to reprint and use in a group setting.
Most of us taking part in this Bible study will never be handpicked by God to witness to “Gentiles and kings and before the people of Israel,” as was the apostle Paul. But many of us do share something with him and the other biblical and historical people we will meet in these monthly lessons. In these nine sessions, we will meet biblical characters who find themselves transformed. We will read passages from both Old and New Testaments. And we will look especially at stories from the Acts of the Apostles and insights in Paul’s letters to the Christians at Corinth and Rome. This downloadable PDF comes with permission to reprint and use in a group setting.
From beginning to end, the Bible testifies that the God who gathers is the same God who is present with us. The Gospel of Matthew adds that Jesus himself is “God with us,” and promises to be with us always, wherever two or three are gathered, even to the end of the age. Throughout nine sessions, explore some of the reasons or purposes for which we are “Gathered by God.” This downloadable PDF comes with permission to reprint and use in a group setting.
Celebrate the excitement, anticipation and wonder of the birth of Christ with this Advent calendar. Each day is a reminder of the reason for the season with hymns, prayers, Bible verses and stories of how ELCA Good Gifts make a difference in the world. One package contains 10 calendars, and we recommend ordering one calendar per household.
NOTE: Calendar comes in packs of 10. 1 = 10 calendars.
Include this ELCA World Hunger brochure as an insert in your Sunday worship bulletin or set it out on a resource table. Learn more about how your gifts are making an impact and get an overview of our church's response to hunger and poverty. Note: brochure comes in packs of 25. 1=25 brochures.
This ELCA World Hunger poster can be used on both sides. One side features a map of our work in the world, and the other has a photo and inspirational phrase. Display it in a prominent spot to show your support for ELCA World Hunger.
If you are interested in starting a feeding ministry, this guide provides tips and strategies for planning, sourcing food, engaging volunteers and much more. If you're part of an existing feeding ministry, you'll find ideas for growing, expanding or reimagining the work you're already doing.
This guide is designed to equip you, whether you are meeting online or in
person, with some of the newest and most popular resources to activate your congregation as you continue to fight hunger. Through this work and together
as a church, we are achieving things on a scale and scope we could never do otherwise.
This four-week Advent study guide focuses on the theme "God With Us" and is perfect for individual study or with a group, whether meeting online or in person. Note: This resource comes in packs of 10. 1 = 10 studies.
ELCA World Hunger's 2021 Advent study guide expands on the Advent readings for this year, includes information about ELCA World Hunger at work in the world, and is perfect for individual study or with a group. Note: This resource comes in packs of 10. 1 = 10 studies.
The 24-page ELCA Good Gifts catalog offers many ways to honor friends and loved ones with gifts that will make a difference in the world. With more than 50 giving options – from 10 little chicks to help a family escape poverty to a scholarship to help a young leader attend an ELCA seminary – there's something for everyone on your list. The catalog is also a great resource for your congregation. Sunday school classes, youth groups and adults can use it for special fundraising events. Shop the catalog online at ELCA.org/goodgifts.
This poster can be used to promote your congregation's session of ELCA World Hunger's vacation Bible school program "On Earth As in Heaven." Includes spaces to write in the details specific to your congregation.