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.
We are a church that is a catalyst, convener and bridge builder. These roles are fulfilled by faithful leaders serving in all expressions of the church. As steward leaders, we are accountable within our own calling and context to manage the gifts God has entrusted to us. This includes, but is not limited to financial resources.
Steward leaders are experienced disciples operating at the intersection of Christian faith and service to God’s calling. The identification, growth and development of these leaders involve perspectives, practices and skills that contribute to God’s work in the world today. A well-formed steward leader is grounded in biblical and theological principles, including a trust in God’s abundance.
Through resources and learning events, prospective leaders are invited to engage, discern and shape stewardship ministry for their context. The following provide specific resources for various aspects of growing steward leaders.
We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person--questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world.