Resources


LEAD Lenten Resources

LEAD’s resources are designed to be used by all ages and have been particularly meaningful for intergenerational groups. The five contemplative prayer liturgies are accompanied with coloring pages as well as full color and black & white images for use during Lent. Each of the print-ready 2-page liturgies includes: Invocation Confession Scripture readings Prayer Time of […]

LEAD Lenten Resources

LEAD’s resources are designed to be used by all ages and have been particularly meaningful for intergenerational groups. The 2017 theme, Let the Living Water Lead Us, looks at the water flowing through the Gospel texts: Week 1 – Temptation of Jesus, Week 2 – Nicodemus Visits Jesus, Week 3 – Jesus and the Woman […]

Faithful Metrics

“If congregations spend all their time measuring the same things that other nonprofits focus on without bothering to set metrics that are faith based, why do they exist? Isn’t this missing the point?” -from Faithful Metrics The past is a powerful influencer of the future. If we let them, the decisions we made yesterday will determine […]

Advent 2017

LEAD’s Advent resources for your home and congregation – print-ready for worship and reflection Using readings from the Psalm and Second readings of the Revised Common Lectionary, LEAD’s Advent resources include: Bulletins with liturgy and prayers (in both color and black & white versions) Images to color Guided spiritual practices The Advent resources are free, however, […]

Reconciling in Christ

The Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Program is for congregations, synods, colleges, seminaries, and other Lutheran organizations. Lutheran communities that publicly welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are accepted onto the Reconciling in Christ roster which now exceeds 600 settings. Most groups start the process of consideration by engaging in a study program or series of educational […]

Building an Inclusive Church

A good way to begin the Reconciling in Christ (RIC) conversation is through the Building an Inclusive Church toolkit and training. A Building an Inclusive Church (BIC) training helps you design and implement a journey for your congregation to publicly and intentionally welcome people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. Building an Inclusive Church equips you with […]

RIC Congregational Assessment

What speed should your community’s Reconciling in Christ (RIC) journey be paced? The congregational self-assessment tool is designed to pace your welcoming process and take the temperature of your congregation’s overall temperament when considering extending a specific welcome to LGBTQ people. Be critical and honest when you complete this tool so it can help you characterize […]

Lutheran Introduction to Our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Neighbors

Since 1974, ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation has advocated for the full welcome, inclusion, and equity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their Church, congregations, and community. The Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Program of ReconcilingWorks is for congregations, synods, colleges, seminaries, and other Lutheran organizations that publicly welcome LGBTQ people. As a […]

Liturgy of Welcome

Reconciling Works provides an accompaniment edition liturgical resource for Reconciling in Christ (RIC) communities to use for RIC Sunday. Liturgy of Welcome celebrates the inclusiveness of God’s love and grace.

Where All Can Safely Live

Reconciling Work’s “Where All Can Safely Live” is an anti-bullying curriculum that gives an introduction to what bullying is, how it functions, and why we as Christians are called to prevent it from happening in our communities. This curriculum is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to stopping bullying. However, this guide provides a basic […]