3/15/2016 10:55:00 AM
CHICAGO (ELCA) – The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) first comprehensive campaign, Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA, is celebrating the completion of its second year with $80 million in cash gifts and gift commitments, representing 40 percent of the five-year, $198 million goal by Jan. 31, 2019. In addition, the ELCA has received another $17 million in planned gifts commitments to the priorities of the campaign.
“This is exciting news about the campaign. At a time when people are concerned about contracting resources, we see the generosity of our members expanding,” said the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, ELCA presiding bishop. “At a time when some wonder if the church has the capacity to be engaged in the world, we are actually extending our work. Truly, together we can do more.”
Launched Feb. 1, 2014, the campaign seeks to raise $198 million to help sustain and expand the ministries of this church through four priorities – Congregations, Hunger and Poverty, Leadership and Global Church. The additional resources will help our church grow our communities of faith, form new leaders, welcome our neighbors, overcome malaria, confront hunger and poverty, accompany our global churches and so much more.
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