www.elca.org/faithpractices This link directs you to several Faith Practices resources that might be useful for your ministry setting as you strive to create followers of Christ who are committed to growing in faith, love and obedience to God’s will. The “Five Gifts of Discipleship” resources highlight the current Faith Practices of the Evangelical Lutheran Church […]
The MSP is meant to be a conversation starter or introduction to the life and work of your ministry site. It is not intended to be an exhaustive description of every aspect of your ministry. Focus on the key things that describe your ministry site in order to pique the interest of prospective candidates for call.
The RLP and other forms that rostered leaders will need can be found at Call Process Online (www.ELCA.org/call-process). Instructions on how to create an online account, fill out the web-based forms and submit them electronically are given below. The information from your submitted RLP is stored in the Mobility Database System which makes it possible for RLPs to be sorted, studied, searched and shared in a quick and efficient manner.
Claimed, Gathered, Sent: A Guide For Conversation includes this leader guide and five handouts, each outlining a process for conversation. The first four handouts focus on one of the emphases Presiding Bishop Eaton has identified for the ELCA: We are church, we are Lutheran, we are church together, we are church for the sake of the world.
Our monthly Bible studies for 2016 will focus on the faith practice of fearlessly and lovingly speaking the truth—in the face of all our propensities toward denying reality, sidestepping the obvious, and “stuffing” our feelings. The Scriptures are continually revealing truth and love at the crossroads of our life within the body of Christ.