ELCA missionaries walk hand in hand with their brothers and sisters in the global church. It’s a life of sharing rather than leading. “[We] walk with the people in our new communities, to share their sorrows, their victories, their lives for the short time we cross paths,” says Rachel Swenson, who is spending a year in South Africa as part of the ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission program.
In The Lutheran’s July issue, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton takes a “Big look at the Small Catechism.” In her monthly column she reminds us that the catechism is not just for the young. For Lutherans, this is most certainly true. Reader her column by clicking on the link below.
When Opportunity House, Shelby first met Donald and Tina they were staying in the woods behind a church. It was late November. The first night they attended our Tuesday night Meal, Music, Message service their anguished faces spoke volumes.
Candidacy: The path that prepares the people God is calling to serve as Pastors, Associates in Ministry, Deaconesses, and Diaconal Ministers.
It’s that time again. Every three years in the fall prior to the actual gathering we gear up, make our decisions, gather information and begin the registration process for the ELCA Youth Gathering. This year is no different. Approximately 1,000 youth and adult advisors from across our synod will hit the submit button on October 15th – saying, “Yes, we’re going to Detroit.” Will you be with them? I will.