Stories of Faith in Action

A message from The Mission Support Team

Dear partner in ministry,

Stories bring us together. They are the foundation of our faith. They help us stay connected even when we can’t physically meet. And the stories of this publication show our connectedness as one church with three expressions — congregations, synods and the churchwide organization. Each story of faith in action was made possible by our sharing of Mission Support.

The ELCA’s story as a church is one of action. We act by listening to God’s call to serve one another. We act by serving our neighbors around the block and around the globe. We act by giving Mission Support — the portion of your offering your congregation shares with your synod, and your synod shares with the churchwide organization.

Finally, our stories lead us to a place of deep gratitude. We are grateful to individuals, congregations and synods for their generosity. We are grateful that we are part of one body with many members, united by faith. We are grateful for the story God is writing in our hearts as we strive to be church together for the sake of the world.

We hope this publication will inspire you to be part of these stories — and to invite others to do the same.

Gratefully,

  • Victoria Flood Signature

    Victoria Flood

    Director

    Mission Support, ELCA

  • Nick Kiger Signature

    Nick Kiger

    Associate Director

    Mission Support, ELCA

Mission Support Team

"We are grateful for the story God is writing in our hearts as we strive to be church together for the sake of the world."