Individuals, congregations, synods, small groups and other ministries of the ELCA have embraced the church's Book of Faith initiative. That's no surprise, said Joyce Jungemann, a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Sarasota, Fla. When the initiative to increase biblical literacy and fluency was announced in 2007, she believes many were longing to meaningfully explore Scripture.
|Stephen Winemiller, pastor of Faith Lutheran , Sarasota, Fla. (center), leads the congregation in confession during a dedication service for its 26,000-square-foot Faith Community Center. At this worship service, as well as Book of Faith dinners hosted by members, the congregation is encouraging people to read and study Scripture. |
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