Resources


Lutheran Guide to Advocate: LGBTQ People in Church Society

The Lutheran Guide to Advocate contains resources and tools for Lutherans as they create space for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions in our church and in our society. This resource is a starting point for you and your Lutheran faith community as it seeks to advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, […]

Work Out Process

LEAD’s Work Out Process is a ten-step program undertaken by a congregation to accompany leaders as they deepen their theological understanding, expand relationships beyond their comfort zones, and recognize the gifts, resources, assets, and humanity of all people. A connecting team will lead the process in the congregation by first moving through the steps themselves and then […]

Unwelcome

Walking into a church for the first time can be scary. Are you making your first-time guests feel welcome? Or are you driving them away—unintentionally—with bad signage, reserved seating, clunky communication, and more? Unwelcome: 50 Ways Churches Drive Away First-Time Visitors examines 50 ways churches make first-time visitors feel unwelcome. The transgressions range from insider lingo to […]

10 Minute Toolbox

LEAD’s 10 Minute Toolbox is a monthly video series for growing leaders Rediscover the joy of Christian leadership and discipleship – Leadership is Joy. Let us see together how God’s joy can transform our ministries. Hear what joy means to a variety of leaders then share with your leadership team or council. LEAD’s 10 Minute Toolbox […]

Discover Islam

Discover Islam has partnered with several church denominations nationwide to provide our 6 Award-winning documentaries free of cost (inclusive of shipping) . Some of our partners include the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In addition the ELCA Consultative Panel on Lutheran-Muslim Relations in partnership with A Center of […]

Stations of the Cross Coloring Posters

Stations of the Cross allow us to follow Christ through his last few days, stopping to ponder and reflect along the way. There is a rich visual history of the Stations of the Cross, and the stations have been painted, sketched, illustrated, and drawn in some beautiful and creative ways. Use the Stations of the Cross Coloring […]

Lent: 40 Days of Giving

Lent is an important season for the people of God. It is a time to reflect on Christ’s temptation in the wilderness, his loneliness in the Garden of Gethsemane, his death on the cross, and our own dependence on God’s grace and mercy. The promise of Easter leads us through our own wilderness in this […]

Advent: A Story of Hunger

The story of Advent is a story of hunger. A people’s hunger for salvation, the fleeing holy family’s hunger for safety, and the world’s hunger for a new dawn. It is a season when we await the one who will “give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death” (Luke […]

Creating Congregations of Generous People

Creating Congregations of Generous People is an easy-to-read book, suggesting that annual pledge drives inadvertently perpetuate low-level and same-level giving in congregations. The goal of this book is to aid pastors and lay leaders in initiating and sustaining effective stewardship ministries. Durall believes that asking for money eventually becomes routine, even tedious. However, nurturing a congregation […]

Enough

Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity is an invitation “to rediscover the Bible’s wisdom when it comes to prudent financial practices.” It’s a great devotional resource that can be used with the council, small groups, or as part of a sermon series or congregation-wide study. Enough is an invitation to rediscover the Bible’s wisdom when […]