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The Generosity Project

The Generosity Project is a new stewardship resource for ELCA congregations that uses innovative approaches to promote generosity across generations and in households. The goal of the program is not to increase giving by a certain percentage but to change the culture of how a congregation views and understands generosity and stewardship. The curriculum is available as a digital download for $39. Resources, including a welcome packet, a sample and an introductory workshop, are available. Learn more about The Generosity Project. expands online products for congregations

In March 2018 the ELCA introduced as an ELCA preferred vendor for electronic giving. Featuring online, mobile and text giving options, is now expanding its product line to offer website services and church management software to ELCA congregations at a low cost. Enable members of your congregation to give online, manage your membership data or freshen up your congregation’s website using's suite of tools.

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Stories of Faith in Action

ELCA Good Gifts: More ways to make a difference

The new ELCA Good Gifts catalog is here, and so is a new and improved online store. Shop now to find a dozen brand-new gifts (manure, anyone?) as well as returning favorites: goats, water wells and school fees for a girl. Each gift goes on to make a difference in the world. Start planning your Christmas gifts now because when you give in honor of a friend or loved one, you can mail, email or download a card to let them know.

Bring ELCA Good Gifts to your congregation this Advent by ordering free resources with free shipping, while supplies last! Find coin boxes, Christmas cards, Advent tree ornaments and more resources to help make your fundraiser a success.

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ELCA Foundation: Make a plan. Change the world.

The Foundation can help you make a plan that achieves your financial and estate-planning goals.

ELCA Foundation: Make a plan. Change the world


The Extravaganza 2020
Youth Ministry Network

“Ignite the Church” conference
Orlando, Fla.

Women of the ELCA Gathering
Phoenix, Ariz.

Rostered Ministers Gathering
Phoenix, Ariz.




Breaking Down Walls toolkit

ELCA World Hunger Advent study

Invitations for Advent

Welcome your neighbors with
customizable graphics, posters,
postcards and more.


Breaking Down Walls toolkit

Commemorate the 30th
anniversary of the fall of the
Berlin Wall with your
congregation this November.


Hear My Voice: A Prison Prayer Book

This new ELCA resource provides for grace-filled reflection, Bible study and prayer for those incarcerated and their families.




These snippets are available for you to copy and paste into your bulletins.

ELCA Youth Gathering theme revealed
The 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering will meet under the theme “boundless: God beyond measure.” The theme is based on Ephesians 3:19, “I want you to know all about Christ’s love, although it is too wonderful to be measured. Then your lives will be filled with all that God is.” Participants will explore how they can find themselves within the boundlessness of Christ’s love. The Gathering will be held June 29-July 3, 2021, in Minneapolis. Visit to learn more.

“Ignite the Church” conference
Get inspired, encouraged, challenged and warmed up at the “Ignite the Church” conference Feb. 11-13, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. In addition to large-group sessions on the topic of congregational vitality, there will be elective sessions on a range of topics: reaching younger generations, expanding kingdom impact, church renewal and discipleship, renewing music, vitality through mission, engaging your neighborhood, evangelism, social justice and raising up leaders. There will also be a visit to Orlando’s Castle Church Brewing Community. A $99 discounted rate, which includes snacks and two meals, is available until Nov. 30. All proceeds benefit the ELCA Fund for Leaders. For more information go to

New website for ELCA colleges and universities
The Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities works to connect students with a college that shares their values of academic excellence, experiential learning, campus involvement, service and stewardship. Go to to learn more about the ELCA colleges and universities.

“Living Lutheran” reader call
From Ruth and Naomi to Moses and Aaron, the Bible is rich with tales of friendship. How do friendships enrich your faith? By Oct. 30, send your 300-word story — subject line “Friendship” — to for an opportunity to be published in “Living Lutheran.”


ELCA Campaign


We have so much to celebrate as we complete Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA, the first comprehensive campaign for this church. Through the generosity of members, synods and congregations across this church, ELCA ministries received $250 million — $195 million in cash and multiyear commitments, as well as $55 million in planned gifts — to continue, strengthen and expand their work here at home and with our global companions around the world. Thank you.

The final impact report will give you a glimpse of the campaign’s impact on these crucial ministries. Other resources are available to help you spread the word, including a video and bulletin insert. Thank you for your ongoing support as we continue to mobilize the resources of this church to do God’s work in the world!



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