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For Congregations

"Between the death of Christ and the Last Day, it is only by gracious anticipation of the last things that Christians are privileged to live in visible fellowship with other Christians. It is by the grace of God that a congregation is permitted to gather visibly in this world to share God’s Word and Sacrament." --Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Life Together

Christian community is a gift of God. Gathered into congregations as visible and ongoing signs of God’s presence in the world, we hold both great privilege and awesome responsibility in human hands. These pages contain resources for leaders seeking to strengthen and expand life together in congregational ministry. More information is available at www.elca.org. If you don’t find the information you need, please call our synod office. We’re ready to help!