The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Resources for lifestyle simplicity

Books and websites for your household or congregation

Edtior's note: In "If you're like me," author Bob Sitze suggests embracing "lifestyle simplicity" as a core identity and a set of behaviors.The resources below can help you or your congregation get started:

Alternatives for Simple Living. ELCA-supported nonprofit organization offering the most complete array of wisdom and resources about simple living.

CorbisMake It Simple: A Congregational Stewardship Resource for Stewardship Education by ELCA stewardship staff. An adaptable annual stewardship response program (online at the ELCA website or for sale as a DVD set from Augsburg Fortress).

Starting Simple: Conversations About the Way We Live by Bob Sitze (Alban Institute, 2007). Invitation to start significant changes in your life and congregation with conversations. Available from the Alban Institute.

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