Annual Themes

2018 marks The Campaign for the ELCA’s annual theme year for the Leadership priority, including ELCA Fund for Leaders and Youth and Young Adults, and we hope you will join us!

Your congregation or synod office received a kickoff packet with additional details in January. Included in this packet is a bulletin insert and poster you may use to start sharing the work of the campaign and these programs. You may also view these materials on our resources page, under the "Annual Themes" tab.

In June, you received information on a new initiative, Rostered Ministers Appreciation, launching in September, to help us celebrate the leaders in our congregations while supporting the next generation of leaders through ELCA Fund for Leaders and Youth and Young Adults.

As a way to deepen understanding and increase participation, the annual campaign themes engagement model allows synods and congregations, if they choose, to follow an annual schedule giving special emphasis to one campaign priority for a year at a time. The proposed schedule will assist in the implementation of special, over-and-above fundraising goals, activities and events to help reach the campaign goal.

Annual themes schedule

2014: ELCA Malaria Campaign (dedicated to reaching the $15 million goal and a strong finish to this specific campaign, which began in 2011)
2015: Congregations (including Renewing Congregations, ELCA New Congregations and Disability Ministries) 
2016: ELCA World Hunger
2017: Global Church (Missionaries and Young Adults in Global Mission, Global Ministries and International Women Leaders)
2018: Leadership (ELCA Fund for Leaders, Youth and Young Adults)


View All Resources