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.
We are a church that believes God is calling us into the world — together. As members of the ELCA, we use our time, talents and resources to do God’s work in the world. How do we share the stories of our gifts at work? We share these stories through the ministry of mission interpretation. A variety of communication tools and a network of trained leaders make this possible.
Mission interpretation helps congregations understand God’s work performed together in our congregations, the community and beyond. When people understand their identity as partners in a larger church, they become stronger advocates in supporting mission and ministry, growing as stewards.
Mission-minded congregations are growing in participation and spirit. The following communication tools can aid mission interpretation in your congregation:
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.