Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Women of the ELCA
Lutheran Men in Mission
Lutheran Disaster Response
Academy for Parish Leadership
Book of Faith
Congregational Mission Planning
Faith Formation for Children & Adults of All ages
Table Salt - Emily Dalen - Faith in the every day stuff of life
Faith Formation Learning Exchange (a service of Vibrant Faith Ministries)
Vibrant Faith Ministries
Surface to Soul (resources from Vibrant Faith presentations at Assembly 2015)
ELCA Faith Practices Resource
This link directs you to several Faith Practices resources that might be useful for your ministry setting as you strive to create followers of Christ who are committed to growing in faith, love and obedience to God’s will. The “Five Gifts of Discipleship” resources highlight the current Faith Practices of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and offer not only bible studies related to these faith practices, but also group activities corresponding to the various liturgical seasons. The resource, “Story Matters” is also posted and this resource provides ministry settings the opportunity to combine the Book of Faith Initiative, Discipleship Small Groups, and Mission Strategic Planning as they seek ways to create passion for bible study, discipleship and mission planning. For more information contact Rev. Brenda K. Smith at Brenda.Smith@elca.org.
Vibrant Faith Initiative
The congregations in the Western Iowa Synod have the opportunity to embark on a multi-year program designed to pass on Christian faith to all the children God has entrusted in to our care. To learn more about the Fostering Vibrant Faith Initiative, please read the attached document. Included in this document are a letter from Bishop Prois, information about Fostering Vibrant Faith (including FAQ's) and an application.
Outdoor ministries & Faith Formation
Outdoor ministry has proved to be very instrumental in the faith formation of people of all ages.
Check out the many great programs that ELCA camps in Iowa have to offer!!
Lutheran Lakeside Camp
Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp
Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp
Ewalu Camp & Retreat Center