“Sanctuary” means different things to different people. Perhaps that is a strength that can be brought to the ELCA’s self-designation as a “sanctuary church.” Individuals, congregations and synods are able to determine for themselves how best to live as a “sanctuary church” in ways that fit their context, mission, values and self-understanding of the gospel’s messages. How will you and your congregation respond?
Download a study guide for “Sacred hospitality: What does it mean to be a sanctuary denomination?” which appeared in Living Lutheran‘s May 2020 print issue. The guide includes six pages of discussion questions and a copy of the article.