3/22/2017 8:25:00 AM

CHICAGO – The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) first comprehensive campaign, Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA, is celebrating the beginning of its fourth year with $113 million in cash gifts and gift commitments, representing 57 percent of the five-year, $198 million goal by Jan. 31, 2019.

“We said about the campaign, ‘Together we can do more.’ I think we surprised ourselves. Responding to God’s generosity, our people have also been generous. Through the campaign, we have changed lives across this church and around the globe. But our lives have been changed, too,” said the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, ELCA presiding bishop. “We have discovered that the ELCA is neither helpless nor poor and that truly with God all things are possible. Many thanks to members, congregations and synods for their faithful and adventurous participation in the campaign.”

Through the campaign, ELCA members and congregations are helping strengthen and expand the ministries of this church in four priorities – Congregations, Hunger and Poverty, Leadership and Global Church. The campaign is focused on areas that include growing this church’s communities of faith, forming new leaders, welcoming our neighbors, overcoming malaria, confronting hunger and poverty and accompanying our global churches. Gifts to these priorities are already making an impact throughout our church.

See some of the impacts that are being made by visiting ELCA.org

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