Stories of Faith in Action

The publication Stories of Faith in Action and the resources that go along with it are designed to share how important your weekly offering in your congregation is in sustaining and growing God’s mission. The portion of your offerings that support the ELCA’s synodical and churchwide ministries is called Mission Support. The publication and resources found here help explain and answer questions about Mission Support and tell the story of those gifts in action.



To order free copies of Stories of Faith in Action click the order link below or call 800-638-3522 and ask for ELCAMA1307. You'll only pay for shipping. Be sure to download story bulletin inserts, posters, a Mission Support FAQ and a how-to-use guide.

Stories of Faith in Action 2016

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.

Stories of Faith in Action 2016

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Stories of Faith in Action 2015

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.

Stories of Faith in Action 2015

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Frequently Asked Questions 2016


Frequently Asked Questions 2016

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Ways to use SOFIA


Ways to use SOFIA

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"Where Does My Offering Go?" Poster


"Where Does My Offering Go?" Poster

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A Broader and Deeper Perspective bulletin insert


A Broader and Deeper Perspective bulletin insert

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Comfort in Prayer bulletin insert


Comfort in Prayer bulletin insert

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Open Space Open Arms bulletin insert


Open Space Open Arms bulletin insert

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Reflection One Body bulletin insert


Reflection One Body bulletin insert

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Reflection Preserving bulletin insert


Reflection Preserving bulletin insert

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Returning Home bulletin insert


Returning Home bulletin insert

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WDMOG Infographic 8.5 x 11


WDMOG Infographic 8.5 x 11

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Badminton, Thai Food and Faith

St Paul Thai Church - One Body, Many Members

Badminton, Thai Food and Faith

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Sustaining Each Other

Breath of God Lutheran Church members discuss how Mission Support dollars from the ELCA have contributed to its renewal in Highlandtown in east Baltimore. Throughout the process, they have continued their financial commitment to Mission Support.

Sustaining Each Other

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Beyond the Steeple: New Life in Dripping Springs, Texas

New Life Lutheran Church worships outdoors, every Sunday, rain or shine, under the live oaks on their property in Dripping Springs, Texas.

Beyond the Steeple: New Life in Dripping Springs, Texas

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Where Does Your Offering Go?

ELCA congregations gave $1.8 billion in regular offerings last year. Where does it go? This video shares how your congregational offerings support the ministries of the ELCA and the church around the world.

Where Does Your Offering Go?

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