The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Leaders within

Colombia's congregational seminaries educate lay leaders and future pastors

Colombians, fleeing violence and seeking economic opportunities, migrate to cities such as Bogota, leaving behind small congregations unable to support a pastor.

Today half of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Colombia's 2,000 members live in Bogota. Viesturs Pavasars, former church president and now its director of theological education, said without lay leadership many congregations would not survive.

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