Nearly four years ago, the ELCA launched its first comprehensive campaign, Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA, with the goal of raising $198 million in support of churchwide ministries across the United States and around the world.
Now as we enter the final year of this five-year effort, we look to the future of this church by highlighting the campaign’s Leadership priority, including the ELCA Fund for Leaders and Youth and Young Adults.
Through these ministries we are accompanying youth and young adults in their faith journeys and supporting talented, gifted seminarians as they prepare to begin a life of rostered ministry.
With the $4 million campaign goal for Youth and Young Adults, the ELCA will support new and growing youth leadership academies, camps, labs, and schools across the country; provide funding for leadership internships with Lutheran Services in America; and provide grants for collaborative and creative youth and young adult ministry initiatives.
The LCOS campaign is running from now to December 31, 2018. So far, we have collected $325 toward our goal of $2500.
To make a donation, use one of the special envelopes found on the ushers’ tables and place it in the offering plate. Progress toward our goal will be recorded on the thermometer poster in the narthex. Invest in our youth and young adults and the future leaders of the ministries of the ELCA.