The Innovation Lab

A Path Forward

Introducing the ELCA Innovation Lab


What is the Innovation Lab?

In our ever-changing and increasingly complex world, innovation is key. This is especially true for the ELCA. As we address today’s biggest challenges – and opportunities – the lab provides a space for the church to generate ideas, unleash creativity and create positive change in the world God so loves.


Our Vision

A world experiencing the difference God’s grace and love in Christ make for all people and creation.


Our Purpose

To activate each of us so that more people know the way of Jesus and discover community, justice and love.


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“The way people hear and receive the gospel is changing at an increasingly rapid rate. The competitors of the gospel are many. What hasn’t changed is the liberating good news that we are loved and are set free to serve the neighbor. The Innovation Lab gives us the space to experiment and innovate in real time so more people can know more about Jesus and experience the love of God.”
—The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Presiding Bishop