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...
With gratitude for those who have gone before and hope for the future, the ELCA gives thanks to God for the ministry of women. In 2019 and 2020 we celebrate 50 years of Lutheran women being ordained in the United States, 40 years of women of color being ordained, and 10 years of LGBTQIA+ individuals being able to serve freely.
In its simplest form, becoming a sanctuary denomination means that the ELCA is publicly declaring that walking alongside immigrants and refugees is a matter of faith. In baptism, we are brought into a covenantal relationship with Jesus Christ that commits us to strive for justice and peace in all the earth.
Seeing Things Whole (STW) helps organizations and individuals focus on their missions by addressing three bottom lines: Identity, Purpose, and Stewardship. President Paul Pribbenow of Augsburg University hosts this webinar and describes how holding in tension the three dimensions has helped Augsburg set strategic direction.
Civil discourse is an important topic at all campuses in the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities (NECU). NECU presents a webinar to introduce a new social media platform to assist with promoting civil discourse among our students. Prof. Guy Nave of Luther College (IA) leads the webinar.
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.