Martin Luther was eight years old when Christopher Columbus set sail from Europe and landed in the Western Hemisphere. Luther was a young monk and priest when Michaelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel in Rome...
Assignment completes candidacy for all people, including those ordained in another Lutheran church or Christian tradition, moving them toward first call and admittance to the appropriate roster in the ELCA...
The ELCA Conference of Bishops' Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Liaison Committee and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Committee commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by signing a joint statement during a Lutheran-Catholic service of Common Prayer.
Martin Luther posted his “Ninety-Five Theses” in Wittenberg on Oct. 31, 1517, and the resulting debate about Christian teaching and practice led to changes that have shaped the course of Western Christianity for almost 500 years.
Through The Campaign for the ELCA, all of us – every synod, congregation and ELCA member – has the opportunity to invest in the future of this church, deepen relationships and expand ministries that serve our neighbors and communities in the United States and around the world. Together, we can achieve things on a scale and scope we could never do otherwise. On this page, you will find stories of those stepping up to lend their support, as well as stories of the impact these gifts are already making throughout our church and world.
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Elmo Lutheran Church
Change for Change in South Sudan Read more
Orrin's gift of "first fruits" Read more
"We're meant to be a people of generosity"
Faith Lutheran Church Read more
Rodale and Renate Emken
On the power of friendship, chickens and giving Read more
Phil and Shauna Schneider
Honoring Dad by Supporting Young Pastors Read more
Remembering his parents and what's important Read more
Jim and Jan Dennis
Jim and Jan Dennis: Their malaria mission Read more
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