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.
This three-part Bible study supports Women of the ELCA’s Raising Up Healthy Women and Girls initiative. Each approximately one-hour session is designed for group use but can also be used by an individual.
Session one: Act Boldly with Balance
Session two: Act Boldly in Crisis
Session three: Act Boldly toward the Goal
Make an Act Boldly bookmark or bracelet to remind yourself to be bold.
This three-part Bible study explores how women can boldly take part in God’s mission to love, bless, and save the world. To be in the church, says author Kelly Fryer, is to participate in that mission by sharing the good news about Jesus Christ in word and deed. Each approximately one-hour session is designed for group use but can also be used by an individual.
Session one: With the Message of Jesus
Session two: Like the First Evangelists
Session three: In the Power of the Holy Spirit
Help for leaders
Our mission statement calls us to act boldly. What does this mean? It means a variety of things, for boldness has a range of voices. Some is bright and loud. Some is firm and quiet. Do you know what is your “best bold”? This program will help you discover it and put it into action! I Am She can be used in a congregational setting, as a conference event, or as part of a synodical convention. It could be conducted over five to six weeks or as a weekend retreat. So boldly claim your boldness today, declaring, “I am she!”
Katie Luther was a wife, mother, farmer, brewmaster, innkeeper, and more. In all that she did, she acted boldly on her faith in Jesus Christ. There’s a little bit of Katie in all of us. Learn about Katie while learning more about yourself. Use this resource, designed to take about an hour, a small group or individually.
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.