Resources


Evangelism Basics

What are some basic things that your congregation can do to be more welcoming and invite people to participate in a relationship with God?  These videos are taken from an Evangelism workshop just to help you get started with ideas to spark ideas and creativity for your congregation. Prayer Personal Awareness Hospitality Follow Up

Rejoicing Spirits

Rejoicing Spirits is an innovative ministry that works to enrich the faith lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and friends, and other supportive community members. Unfortunately people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are often overlooked when it comes to inclusion and leadership in our faith communities. Most churches have done significant work in adapting buildings […]

Refugee Sunday

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 […]

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 […]