Martin Luther was eight years old when Christopher Columbus set sail from Europe and landed in the Western Hemisphere. Luther was a young monk and priest when Michaelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel in Rome...
Assignment completes candidacy for all people, including those ordained in another Lutheran church or Christian tradition, moving them toward first call and admittance to the appropriate roster in the ELCA...
The ELCA Conference of Bishops' Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Liaison Committee and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Committee commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by signing a joint statement during a Lutheran-Catholic service of Common Prayer.
Martin Luther posted his “Ninety-Five Theses” in Wittenberg on Oct. 31, 1517, and the resulting debate about Christian teaching and practice led to changes that have shaped the course of Western Christianity for almost 500 years.
Argentina and Uruguay are in the southern part of South America around the Río de la Plata, the body of water that runs between these two countries. This ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission country program includes both countries, because of the relationship with the companion church in this region. The Iglesia Evangélica Luterana Unida, a member church of The Lutheran World Federation, is deeply committed to education, diakonia, ecumenical relationships and human rights. The program works closely with this companion church and its ministries in a variety of contexts in both Argentina and Uruguay.
The placements of ELCA young adults are based on a combination of ministry needs of both companion churches and human rights or community service organizations. Placement of service may be in a large or small city or in a rural setting. ELCA young adults will have the opportunity to engage in these ministries and organizations in a manner that will allow them to wrestle with questions of justice and faith, the world and how these relate to one another as well as themselves.
Examples of service opportunities include:
Involvement in after-school programs
Community development in local community centers and churches
Assistance in Sunday school or confirmation classes
Facilitation in creative expression or activities with music
Work with youth, young adults and/or women in marginalized communities (Christian education, recreational activities, etc.)
Work with differently abled children or adults
Accompaniment on projects with human rights organizations
Collaboration in projects related to the rights of farmers
Visiting indigenous communities
Assist in the organization of seminars and workshops
We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person--questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world.