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Current Issues

Talking Together as Christians about Tough Social Issues (1999) from the Division for Church in Society, ELCA (1 copy available from Synod Resource Center)

Muslim/Christian studies

Embracing Interfaith Cooperation (by Tim Scorer with Eboo Patel)

Discover Islam–6 Documentary films

  • 4 copies of 6-pack available from Synod Resource Center
  • More information about these series from series creators.

Immigration

Becoming the Church Together: immigration, the Bible, and our new neighbours (6 lessons), from the North Carolina Council of Churches

 

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From Augsburg Fortress

Missionary Conquest: The Gospel and Native American Cultural Genocide, by George E. Tinker

George Tinker’s fascinating probe into U.S. mission history pierces the romantic veil of most history writing and shows how four of the most noted Christian missionaries—men of the highest moral character, the best of intentions, and sincere commitment to the gospel—confused gospel values and European cultural values, often with lethal results.

Especially for families and young children during Holy Week

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Check out the Sparkhouse YouTube channel for more interesting faith formation and devotion videos for your family.

Study Resources for Lent focus on the Reformation and/or the Small Catechism

Resources available from the Synod Resource Center:

The Small Catechism – For Head and Heart (PowerPoint Presentation) from 2017 Lenten Visits, presented by Pr. Wally Meyer (PDF version available here)

  • The Large Catechism, by Martin Luther
  • The Lutheran Handbook (I and II), from Augsburg Fortress
  • A Contemporary Translation of Luther’s Small Catechism: study edition (1994), from Augsburg Fortress
  • Welcome to Christ: A Lutheran Introduction to the Catechumenate (1997), from Augsburg Fortress (3 copies)
  • Living Witness: Congregational Prayers to Accompany the Catechumenate Process, by Gordon Lathrop (1992), from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
  • How to Form a Catechumenate Team, by Karen M. Hinman (1982), from the Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Living Lutheran, by Dave Daubert (2007), from Fortress Press
  • What Lutherans Believe, by W. E. Schramm

DVDs available from the Synod Resource Center (links go to online descriptions):

 

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Faith Formation links

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 in America, and offer not only bible studies related to these faith practices, but also group activities corresponding to the various liturgical seasons. The resource, “Story Matters” is also posted and this resource provides ministry settings the opportunity to combine the Book of Faith Initiative, Discipleship Small Groups, and Mission Strategic Planning as they seek ways to create passion for bible study, discipleship and mission planning.  For more information contact Rev. Brenda K. Smith at Brenda.Smith@elca.org.  Thank you!

 

LEAD Congregations Cooperating for Mission

Christian Education Network of the ELCA

Vibrant Faith

Christian Education Associates – Episcopal Church (Forma)

Building Faith – from Virginia Theological Seminary

Lesson Plans that Work – Lectionary

The Workshop Rotation Ideas & Lesson Exchange

Communion & Confirmation Resources for those with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities 

Ministry with People with Intellectual Disabilities

Cross+Generational BibleSong by Faith Inkubators

Family-Focused Ministry

Videos & Curriculum about Lutheran Faith  from Luther House of Study

Confirmation Blogspot

Other interesting links

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