Based on the speed and thoroughness of the culture change we have seen in the last 20 years or so, we can conclude one thing for sure: The church of the future will look much different from the church we have known. The ELCA’s question is: “Can we anticipate these shifts and adapt our church to meet them so we can faithfully continue our mission to bring the gospel of Jesus to God’s people?”

Download a study guide for “So more people may know the way of Jesus: ELCA implements future church design,” which appeared in Living Lutheran‘s March 2021 issue. The three page guide includes three pages of discussion questions and a copy of the article.

Robert C. Blezard
Robert C. Blezard is pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, Md., and editor of Living Lutheran's study guides. Previously he served as an assistant to the bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod.

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