The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has made a commitment to encourage all members of our congregations, from children to adults, to dig deeper into our book of faith, the Bible. The Book of Faith Initiative recommends a new model for our church. A grass-roots approach embracing a common vision in which all are invited to open scripture and join the conversation. Each community is encouraged to decide how the Book of Faith Initiative will become a vital part of its own ministry.
Story Matters: A new resource designed to help your congregation discover and articulate its unique identity and mission. Story Matters will help to:
Road to Shalom was originally produced through the Book of Faith Initiative for the ELCA Youth Gathering in 2012. The purpose of the Road to Shalom is to engage small groups in a journey where they grow deeper in there understanding of the concept of biblical shalom. Road to Shalom has seven stops—or stations. Through walking these seven stations of shalom, small groups will experience the depth and true meaning of the word ' Shalom'. It is an experience that will not be forgotten! Learn More