Martin Luther was eight years old when Christopher Columbus set sail from Europe and landed in the Western Hemisphere. Luther was a young monk and priest when Michaelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel in Rome...
Assignment completes candidacy for all people, including those ordained in another Lutheran church or Christian tradition, moving them toward first call and admittance to the appropriate roster in the ELCA...
The ELCA Conference of Bishops' Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Liaison Committee and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Committee commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by signing a joint statement during a Lutheran-Catholic service of Common Prayer.
Martin Luther posted his “Ninety-Five Theses” in Wittenberg on Oct. 31, 1517, and the resulting debate about Christian teaching and practice led to changes that have shaped the course of Western Christianity for almost 500 years.
Members of the ELCA work and volunteer with a variety of ELCA-related groups, networks and programs across the country and around the world. ELCA related ministries have unique stories and roles adding to the larger story that makes up the ELCA.
Working together with these related ministries, we are able to be present in many different geographical and organizational settings that serve and work with children, youth, young adults, students, families and parents, leaders preparing for service, senior adults and skilled volunteers working to build churches from the ground up. There is no place where God is not already present and working in people’s lives and communities, and these are the places where God calls us to be active through our related ministries.
In our efforts to do God’s work of restoring and reconciling communities, pursuing justice and peace, and encouraging people to be bold and active in their faith, ELCA members strive to work closely with and support this church’s related ministries. ELCA members continue to build new relationships and connections throughout the ELCA, across denominations and faiths, and with organizations that share a common vision both locally and globally. These ministries invite and value involvement and partnership.
We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person--questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world.