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As members of the ELCA, we all share a commitment to spreading God’s word—and sharing God’s love—in the world. To live our lives in and for Christ in both church and society—that’s at the heart of discipleship. But it doesn’t just happen on its own. In this section, you can learn about big and small ways we can pray, participate and provide—to share faith with others.
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Whether it’s teaching young children in Sunday Schools, or a Bible Study meeting on a Tuesday night, storytelling can be a profound way to inspire discipleship. Find teaching resources in Christian Education.
Living in today’s world is both challenging and exciting for today’s Christian. Everywhere we look we see both God’s activity in the world and the world to experience the gospel of Jesus Christ. In response...
The development of new congregations is a high priority in the ELCA. Local leaders in Synods envision and plan strategies to develop healthy and evangelizing congregations.
In today’s culture “evangelism” can be a loaded word. But for us, it provides a vision for a strong future of the ELCA. Learn about our efforts in Evangelizing Church.
Mission Partners, Mission Founders, and Mission Builders accompany new and renewing congregations of the ELCA as they carry out God’s mission in their communities.
Congregational renewal is a Biblical journey by which congregations deepen their understanding of the word of God, expand their practice of the word into the world, and share with others the beauty of the word and its relevance for the Christian walk into the world.
“At the heart of the church” lies stewardship—sharing the gifts God has so abundantly given us. Get the basics on Stewardship and find invaluable resources for your congregation.
Natural Church Development
In partnership with synods, EOCM strives to equip congregational leaders in the development of healthy, missional communities of faith. These healthy, missional congregations create systems...
Coaching is a way of “walking alongside” someone to help them accomplish the work to which God has called them. Through a process of asking “powerful questions,” coaches assist leaders to find effective solutions and appropriate strategies.