Bridges across history, Lands, and cultures:
Arab and Middle Eastern Ministry Strategy
The Arab ministry strategy seeks ways to invite Arabs and Middle Easterners into the Lutheran expression of the body of Christ through biblical hospitality (Romans 12:13; Hebrews 13:2) and in the spirit of Jesus’ admonition that the neighbors we are called to love and serve all our fellow human beings.
On behalf of Arab and Middle Eastern people among us, we feel called as a community of faith to be a “bridge over troubled waters for strangers in a strange land.”3 The metaphors of building bridges and being bridge people portray both the potential role for Christians of Arab and Middle Eastern heritage in the ELCA and the specific recommendations in this ministry strategy.
Download the ELCA's Arab and Middle Eastern Strategy PDF Link - English
Alson available in Arabic PDF Link - Arabic