Our presiding bishop is working with a task force to reflect on the nature and purpose of the church, especially in relation to our global and ecumenical commitments to other church bodies. The review has prompted this group to ask you – leaders, members, and friends of ELCA congregations – what you think about this question: By being church together, what can the ELCA uniquely offer to the world?

Claimed, Gathered, Sent – A Guide for Conversation,” is a five-part resource developed by ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton and the ELCA Ecclesiology of a Global Church Task Force. The goal of this resource is to “invite reflection, conversation and discernment about what being the church means today” and “strengthen the mission and ministry of congregations and the ELCA as a whole by going back to our spiritual roots.”