The ELCA has 17,460 rostered ministers (deacons and pastors). The 250 women of color serving as rostered ministers comprise only a tiny fraction of that number—1.4 percent, or 1 out of every 70 leaders. That makes their stories and experiences worth listening to as our denomination strives to become more diverse. What can we learn from them? How can we work to become more diverse?

Download a study guide for “Called and chosen,” which appeared in Living Lutheran‘s March 2018 issue. The guide includes three pages of discussion questions and a copy of the article.

Robert C. Blezard
Robert C. Blezard is an assistant to the bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod and editor of Living Lutheran's study guides.

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