It’s been said that God calls us to plow the fields where we live. And, so, every congregation adapts to serve its local mission field, each with its own needs, opportunities, peculiarities, challenges. For congregations on the geographical margins of the ELCA, ministry has developed in distinctive ways.

Download a study guide for “A map of faith: Church in the geographic margins,” which appeared in Living Lutheran‘s May 2022 print issue. The free download contains three pages of discussion question plus 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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