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Are you ready to Akaloo?

Augsburg Fortress, Publishers, plans to debut a multigenerational faith formation curriculum this August in a combined effort with the publishing program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Akaloo, taken from the Greek verb “to follow” (Akolouthein), will be a Web-based discipleship building program featuring print support materials for leaders as they assist others in the development of their faith life.

“As I have listened to leaders, both clergy and lay, throughout the church, the most asked-for new resource is something that will energize the whole congregation—including in the home—around intentional discipleship,” said Beth Lewis, president and chief executive officer of Augsburg Fortress.

Broken into nine age groups, the program will instruct each age level about discovering the Bible, experiencing God, becoming a disciple, celebrating church and embracing the world.

A series of seminars is currently under way across the nation to explain the program, and a network of teaching congregations in each ELCA synod has been started so participants can share ideas and materials.

The program was developed by Augsburg Fortress, the publishing ministry of the ELCA, and the Presbyterian Church’s Congregational Ministries Publishing program.

For more information, visit www.akaloo.org.


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