The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


A new focus

Transformational ministry focuses on changing a congregation's culture to enhance spiritual life. If increased membership follows, it's a bonus.

Transformational ministry is an activity of the ELCA Division for Outreach's Renewing Congregations program.

"This is, first and foremost, a spiritual journey and a spiritual way of being church, a spiritual way of taking leadership and discipleship seriously," says Dave Daubert, director for renewal of congregations with the Division for Outreach. "Churches that get their prayer life together, study Scripture together, talk about their mission and values and what God is doing with their life will grow.

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