Association of Lutheran Resource Centers
Resource Centers have served Lutheran congregations for many years. Since 1955, we have seen this ministry spread from the East Coast through the Midwest to the West Coast, so that today there are approximately 70 resource centers serving congregations in every synod or region throughout the ELCA.
Many of these centers belong to the Association of Lutheran Resource Centers. The ALRC was formed in 1996 to help resource center directors organize for support and communication.
The ByLaws of the ALRC are available in Word DOC and Adobe PDF format.
"Our resource center is an essential and necessary part of our mission here ..."
— Bishop James A. Justman, East-Central Synod of Wisconsin
"...resource centers are places where people share, learn, and inspire one another."
— Bishop Gerald L. Mansholt, Central States Synod
"...the resource center ... is yet another example of the partnership we value as the whole church – sharing ideas and resources for the benefit of our witness and service to Jesus Christ."
— Bishop Duane C. Pederson, Northwest Synod of Wisconsin
Articles about resource center ministry
The following articles by Ian Ivison, formerly the Research Director at The Alban Institute, and a founder of the Congregational Resource Guide, explore a number of dimensions of resource center ministry.
Help Promote the ALRC
Use these graphics to announce that your center is a proud member of the ALRC. Print versions are .tif format, Web versions are .gif format:
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Download a PowerPoint presentation about the ALRC, developed by Greg Kaufmann.