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Welcome to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The ELCA is a church of about 4 million members who actively participate in God s work in the world. We believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.
A congregation is a diverse community of believers who gather for worship, exploring God s word together, mutual care and support, and equipping one another to live and serve in the world.
We believe that we all have a calling a vocation to follow Christ s example of serving and loving our neighbor, pursuing justice and peace in the world. The ways in which lay leaders serve this church, their
Rostered ministers are called, equipped and theologically trained to serve in the ELCA on a roster (or list) to do God s work in the world. Rostered ministers include those on the word and sacrament and the word and service rosters.
Join leaders for the Rostered Ministers Gathering of the ELCA, August 7-10, 2017 Atlanta, Ga. Learn more about the event.
News and Events
ELCA responds to decision on moving U.S. Embassy in Israel
Lori Fedyk Elected Treasurer of the ELCA
Religion News Service covers ELCA Reformation anniversary commemoration
Catholic News Service shares highlights from the ELCA’s 500th anniversary commemoration
National Public Radio examines Lutheran-Catholic relations 500 years after the Reformation
Worth a Look
Lutheran Disaster Response Readies for California Wildfires’ Impact
Fast-moving wildfires fueled by intense winds have forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes in Southern California. Lutheran Disaster Response is prepared to address the needs of those affected.
Apply Now for an ELCA Fund for Leaders Scholarship
Christmas Communication Tools for Congregations
Lift up ELCA Good Gifts this Advent
I’m a Lutheran: Moriah Reichert
The November “I m a Lutheran” feature, Moriah Reichert, is a junior religious studies major at Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, and a member of St. Martin Lutheran Church, Archbold, Ohio.
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