Receive with Thanksgiving! A Congregational Study on Economic Life
This guide will assist those who intend to participate in a study of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) social statement, Sufficient, Sustainable Livelihood for All
. It includes:
- Detailed directions for conducting nine one-hour sessions for adults or adults with youth;
- Suggestions for supplementary activities as well as ways to adapt the model for use in other settings; and
- A listing of additional resources and organizations.
The study process is designed both to help participants understand the statement and to reflect on its implications for themselves and their congregation.
As leader, you will need a copy of this guide and a copy of Sufficient, Sustainable Livelihood for All. Participants should have their own copies of the statement to study and mark.
The ELCA grants permission to copy the social statement for congregational study, providing each copy displays the copyright found on the back page of the booklet. Also, you may order multiple copies for a small fee by calling the ELCA Resource Information Service at 1-800-638-3522.
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