You are invited to our 2017 Synod Assembly on May 18 – 20 in Houston, whether as a voting member or visitor. This year, the assembly will attempt to address the question, “Who is my neighbor?” Join us as members of marginalized communities share their stories and experiences with us. Engage in conversation and reflection. […]
In 1939, Lutherans all across the United States banded together to reach out to assist Lutheran refugees fleeing Nazi Germany. Creating Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) to organize their efforts, they welcomed these new Americans and walked with them as they began their new lives in the United States. Today, LIRS has directly resettled […]
Live On—Funding Lutheran Leaders is our endowment fund, one way congregations and their members provide support for programs that are developing the next generation of church leaders and faith communities. Since its inception, Live On has provided about $750,000 to fund the following important activities: Support for clergy and deacon candidates during their seminary years […]
Your congregation’s ministry reaches far beyond your walls and even around the globe because of the mission support you give to the wider church. We want to say thank you. Stewardship bulletin insert Together we are making a difference in the world.
Your congregation’s ministry reaches far beyond your walls and even around the globe. Our synod has active partnerships with the Lutheran Church of Peru and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Central African Republic. The Lutheran Church in Peru is present in the lives of people relegated to society’s margins; they respond prophetically to the many […]
President Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton often reminds the ELCA that “We are church, we are Lutheran, we are church together, and we are church for the sake of the world.” We believe we are stronger when we are church together, beyond just our local congregations and local ministries. Together, we equip future servants of the […]
Lutherhill is a summer camp and year-round retreat center located in La Grange. It is a great place for youth and adults to explore God’s world and word. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the 85 acres of wooded and wide open spaces. The Zion Retreat Center is an 8-bedroom retreat center on Galveston […]
This ELCA World Hunger double-sided, colorful bulletin insert provides information about our church’s response to hunger and poverty around the world and throughout the U.S. It gives you a brief description about how your gifts are used and is a perfect, multi-purpose piece to share with your congregation.
The Lutheran Foundation of the Southwest (LFSW) provides services to ELCA congregations by offering ministry sustainability through building financial stewardship. Together with our synod, they provide a gift planner to congregational members. The gift planner provides private consultation to help individuals explore options for end-of-life stewardship planning. Gift Planning Bulletin Insert
40 Days of Giving Through ELCA World Hunger, your congregation joins countless others across the ELCA, our country, and the world to work together doing what Christ calls us to do. Lift up the life-changing work of ELCA World Hunger through new levels of giving – spiritually, intellectually and financially – starting with Lent. Register your […]