Lutheran women have a long history of Bible study, discipleship, and desire to deepen their spiritual life and learn about issues.
Women of the ELCA offers free, downloadable program resources—all in English and many in Spanish—to help you grow in faith and engage in ministry and action.
Celebrating Bold Women’s Day is full of ideas to make your celebration special. Updated in 2017, the resource will help you design an event just right for the women in your congregation or community. Be creative. Instead of or in addition to a group observance, women in your congregation can celebrate Bold Women’s Day individually. You’ll find all this and more in this handy planning resource. Visit our Bold Women’s Day page for promotional resources and certificates.
Women of the ELCA offers six different models for organizing your unit for mission. You can adjust them all or even create other models to get just the right fit for your unit. Remember, there is room for flexibility, creativity and a place for everyone to participate.
The “Faithful Friends” program supports the Women of the ELCA General Fund, which makes it possible for your churchwide organization to act quickly and flexibly in response to any need that may arise.
This Bible study on Acts 10, the story of Peter and Cornelius, can also be used in your group to introduce people to Scripture that affirms diversity as being both of God and part of the glory of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The study consists of an introduction (to be read aloud by the leader at the beginning of the study), five brief sessions with questions for reflection on a passage of Scripture, and a closing prayer or litany. This study can be done at one time or broken out into shorter sessions.
This Bible study takes a fresh look at the parable of the talents in Matthew and Luke. What if the slave who tucked away the master’s money wasn’t lazy after all? What if he wanted to make a point?
In 2015, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton encouraged all ELCA Lutherans and congregations to start having conversations about race. Women of the ELCA has been having helpful conversations about racial justice since 1997. Far too many conversations about race fail to be helpful. This resource offers congregations a way to begin talking about race and includes a glossary of definitions common among anti-racism practitioners and racial justice advocates.
This historical timeline begins with the Doctrine of Discovery and focuses on the immigration and naturalization trends that created and preserved a mostly White nation. It culminates in the criminalization of people of color after the emancipation of the African slave.
Este programa te ayudará a entender mejor la historia y la importancia de la tradición de Ofrendas de Gracias de Mujeres de la IELA. ¿Sabías que el concepto de las celebraciones de Ofrendas de Gracias remonta más de 100 años y más allá de luteranos? Ofrendas de Gracias muestra gratitud por las bendiciones de Dios y nos dan una forma importante y tangible de expresar ese agradecimiento. Es una tradición en la celebración de la comunidad, de reunión para alegremente darle gracias por lo que Dios nos ha dado.