Our purpose is to provide a variety of learning experiences which
strengthen each woman as a whole person, develop her potential, and equip
her for ministry. Mission:Growth enables and encourages women to share the
good news and witness to the Gospel in daily life; provides opportunities
for women to develop their gifts for leadership; and produces educational
and programmatic resources for use by congregations, synodical women’s
organizations and individuals.
- Encourage your women to participate in regular Bible study.
The Women of the ELCA Bible study is found in Lutheran
Women Today. *see below. We are presently studying the book of
- Check the Program Resource packet for
ideas. *see below
- Stories and inspiration from our overseas companions - check our
synod speaker's bureau.
- An opportunity in each conference that will have a mixed program with
such things as worship, communion, speakers, singing and fellowship.
These events are held in the spring.
Gathering with other Christian women in retreat can be a profoundly
moving experience. Check Upcoming Events
for information on retreats in your area, which are often held in the
- Check Upcoming Events for information on
training events in your area. Training for unit officers is
usually held in the fall.
- An inspirational gathering of women from the synods in our region,
which is held occasionally when other conventions are not
scheduled. The next Gathering will be held July 30-31, 2004 in
Lima, Ohio. More
Lutheran Woman Today
- The magazine of Women of the ELCA, published ten
times yearly. This
award winning magazine is full of inspirational articles as well as the
Women of the ELCA Bible Study. One year subscription $11.00, 2 years
$20.00, 3 years $30.00 To subscribe call Augsburg Fortress at
800-328-4648 (credit cards only), or send a check to Lutheran Woman
Today, P.O. Box 1816, Danbury, CT 06813. Lutheran Woman Today
is also available for the sight impaired on cassette tape for $15.00
per year from Augsburg
- Newsletter of the Churchwide Women of the ELCA – New monthly format!
Annual subscription - $6.00 or two years $11.00. To order call Augsburg
Fortress, Publishers at 800-328-4648.
Light, the Newsletter of our Northwestern Ohio
Synodical Women. For more details click here.
- One of our members, Donna Thomas,
will be attending Today’s
Dreams – Tomorrow’s Reality,
an Anti-racism Leadership Seminar in April, 2004. Following the
seminar she will be available to speak to your group or do a workshop. For
more info click here.
Evangelism and Witness
- an excellent resource to inspire witness among your women is The
Witness of Women, an Evangelism Strategy. Contact Women
of the ELCA (1-800/638-3522, ext. 2741) for a copy of this excellent
study in two parts.
- Check Upcoming
information on conference Spring Assemblies, and Synodical and
Program Resources Packet
The Women of ELCA Program Resources Packet is published each spring and sent to the church
office of each congregation in April or May. Alert your church
secretary to look for it and pass it on to the president of your unit.
Many resources are also available on-line at http://www.womenoftheelca.org/resources/
The Women of ELCA Stewardship Resources Packet is published each fall and sent to the church
office of each congregation in September or October. Alert your church
secretary to look for it and pass it on to the president of your unit. The
Thankoffering service planning helps are available at http://www.womenoftheelca.org/resources/topical.html
** If you have other suggestions or know of things you are doing in
your church please, contact us through our e-mail address: NWOSWO