Earth Day

Plan now for Earth Day Sunday

The day is an opportunity to focus our worship on God’s creation.

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Lent

A new Lenten devotional

“Bearing Fruit” features Colossians with readings and reflections.

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Giving

Join 40 Days of Giving

Congregations will raise $2 million to benefit ELCA World Hunger.

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Duddy

How to create a narrative budget

Here are some steps to help your congregation tell of its ministry.

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Duddy

Connecting money to ministry

Narrative budgets tell about God’s work through the congregation.

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Seeds

Advent 4: God’s promise

Begin to imagine that God has a great future in mind for us.

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Advent

Advent 3: Noticing Christmas joy

The presents we need to give and receive are joy, love and wonder.

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Seeds

Advent 2: Lift up your eyes

Light two candles. Prepare to be startled by the beauty around you.

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Seeds

Advent 1: God is starting to show

During Advent we ask: How come God, the eternal, becomes human?

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Seeds

Young adults: Myths #4, #5

Don’t assume millennials are broke or that e-giving is the key.

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Seeds

Young adults, giving: Myth #3

Focus on generosity and the variety of ways to give.

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Seeds

Young adults, giving: Myth #2

To engage young adults, find an area of passion and expand from there. 

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Seeds

Young adults, giving: Myth #1

Today’s young adults do not want to talk about money. 

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45

Anniversary of ordaining women

It was 45 years ago that the first Lutheran woman was ordained.

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Seeds

New Ministry with Children leader

The ELCA program helps children learn to live out Jesus’ love.

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Meals

Packing meals to fight hunger

A free ELCA World Hunger resource will help you before, during and after.

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Yelp

Combating a bad online review

One person can hurt your online reputation pretty quickly.

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Seeds

Help stop gender-based violence

Seek support of the International Violence Against Women Act.

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pen

Tips for pledge-card follow-up

Four things to do as you close out your annual response program.

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Social

Social statement study guide

The free resource is a companion to “Hearing the Cries.”

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SOFIA

Stories of Faith in Action

Learn how God is changing lives through Mission Support.

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Demographics

Help for your strategic planning

Demographics help you learn about the makeup of your area.

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Hosanna

‘God’s work. Our hands.’ Sunday

A service day that shares the love of God with all people.

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devotion guide

A devotion guide for educators

The free resource offers weekly lectionary-based reflections.

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Kids Lectionary

Whirl Lectionary Sunday School

It’s a kid-friendly approach to the Revised Common Lectionary.

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Gather

New Gather Bible study format

The year of studies is shifting to five shorter sessions.

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Some ways to help save the planet

Ways to help save the earth

There are things we can do as individuals and as organizations.

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Sundays and Seasons

‘Sundays and Seasons’

It continues to adapt to meet the needs of worship planners.

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3 days of good news in Detroit

3 days of good news in Detroit

It is the good news of Jesus at the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering.

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Resources and ideas to enhance your ministry.

Citizens with the saints

Citizens with the saints

Something extraordinary happened in New Orleans last summer, as so many ELCA youth experienced the public church. They participated in a church that has a mission in the world.

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