The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Evangelism gets new wheels

The ELCA rolls out grassroots approach

Editor's note: The photos which originally accompanied this story have been removed per with The Lutheran's agreement with the photographer.

They gather Sunday afternoons in a St. Paul, Minn., storefront for worship. A hodgepodge of neighborhood folks, some were raised in the Lutheran tradition. Others are hearing God's word for the first time. Known as Humble Walk, they're one of 94 synodically authorized worshiping communities in the ELCA.

Two years ago while she was a student at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Jodi Houge saw an opportunity for ministry in her neighborhood. To make Humble Walk Lutheran Chapel a mainstay, Houge is working with Paul Erickson, her synod's director for evangelical mission (see "What can our spaces become?").

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