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Programs and activities of Women of the ELCA are organized around three mission areas. Most programs and activities represent more than one mission and constitute a balanced effort. Together, these mission areas provide a holistic approach to living the gospel of Jesus Christ in today’s world; they provide opportunities for women to grow in faith and mission.

Women of the ELCA

ONE MISSION: THREE AREAS
A=ACTION, G=GROWTH, C=COMMUNITY

Mission Community

 

Mission Growth

Mission
Action



Most programs and activities represent more than one mission and constitute a balanced effort Together, these three mission areas provide a holistic approach to living the gospel of Jesus Christ in today's world; they provide opportunity for women to grow in faith and mission.

 



Mission: Community: seeks to enable each woman to value herself and others as created in God's image and redeemed through Christ and to build up and celebrate relationships that are global, diverse and interdependent.

Mission Community is to continually ask, "How does this help us to build up and celebrate new and/or existing relationships?

For further details click here: Community


Mission: Growth: seeks to provide a variety of learning experiences that strengthen each woman as a whole person, develop her potential and equip her for ministry.

Mission Growth is to continually ask, "How is doing this helping our faith development?"

For further details click here: Growth


Mission:Action: seeks to enable women to articulate and act on their faith as disciples of Christ and in all arenas of life.

Mission Action is to continually ask, "Does this provide an opportunity to put our faith into action?"

For further details click here: Action


Our Women of the ELCA purpose statement is carried out through three different perspectives: Community, Growth, Action. They cannot be separated any more than God the Father [creator], God the Son [redeemer] and God the Holy Spirit [sanctifier] can be separated.

So instead of wondering which issues, programs or resources belong to Growth, which belong to Action and which belong to Community, know that all issues, programs and resources need all three perspectives to be wholly addressed.

(Taken from Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America -- Leader's Guide, Feb.1998.)

 

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