Articles on "Community Development"
Dealing With Community Destroyers
by Lyle G. Miller
A Response to "The Bishops and the Clergy Killers"
Faith and learning in the Northwest
by Richard Rouse and Dennis Sepper
How the ELCA's Pacific Lutheran University, situated in the northwest United States, faces the mix of cultures, traditions, and faiths.
Finding our Place at the Table
by John A. Lundblad
What faith communities can bring to community-based organizations, social service agencies, and groups dealing with neighborhood issues and civic concerns.
by Katherine Miller-Holland
Millie entertains groups of foster children while their caregivers attend monthly training meetings. She got involved in the late 1970s after her circle responded to a request for toys and books.
Investing in Strong(er) Communities
by Mark I. Wegener
In the past, church-based organizations and movements have often used the cry for "peace and justice" as they seek ways to improve life in changing neighborhoods. The author suggests new language for a new day, the language of investment and community, which may help to continue to promote peace and justice.
Light Illuminating Shadows
by John Dellis
What started with a cup of hot chocolate offered in Christ’s name to homeless men and women living under a bridge has grown into Camino Real’s Under the Bridge ministry in San Antonio.
One among Many
by Frederick P. Lampe
The Lutheran community gathers as an open community of worship, growth, and support as one faith community among several at Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University.
Stretching Our Faith through the Traditions of Others
by Jenni Roolf Laster
Honoring the diverse cultures and religious backgrounds of a worshipping community can expand everyone's image of God.
What Are Your Needs?
by Brian H. Hughes
Addressing pertinent needs was one route in helping to fashion an Asian ministry in an Anglo congregation.
Worship and Witness through Popular Piety: a Latino View
by Ivis LaRiviere-Mestre
A Latina pastor seeks to shape her congregation’s worship in ways that take its setting and mixed Hispanic cultures, as well as its Lutheran Christian theology and traditions, seriously.