Called Forward Together in Christ is a process for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to explore and find answers to some big questions. It is not about reinventing the ELCA – but rather looking to the future and asking whether we are clear about who we are and what is most important as we journey together as a church in today’s world.
The process tips and questions below are designed to help you guide a conversation. We offer some different questions to use with different groups of people. You may want to put these in your own words or add questions that are important in your context.
We want this to be a process of spiritual discernment and an engaging conversation about the future of the ELCA. In support of this, the kit includes some biblical text and a process for communal discernment you may wish to use.
The important thing is we hear from as many people as possible. The questions are intentionally open-ended. This means we will hear different voices, experiences and ideas.
All notes can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.