Campaign for the ELCA


The lauch

“Through faith, we can do mighty things together; indeed, we are called by God to do so.”

The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA, wrote this introducing the Campaign for the ELCA on Feb. 3, 2014. “Today marks day one in the first-ever, five-year comprehensive Campaign for the ELCA. In our first 25 years together as the ELCA, there is much to celebrate. And yet, we know that God is calling us to do more.”

Local connections

Several members of Metro D.C. Synod congregations stepped forward to talk about what the ELCA means to them for a video available in conjunction with the Campaign for the ELCA. Hear their inspiring words and see their smiling faces (like the five people in photo on top of page!)  in various formats as the Campaign for the ELCA proceeds.

“What does the ELCA mean to you?” – A video of the ELCA distributed churchwide

The focus

Approved by the 2013 ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Pittsburgh, this five-year, nearly $200 million campaign will:

  • Increase this church’s capacity to support congregational renewal and the planting of new congregations
  • Form and support new lay, ordained and global leaders for mission
  • Encourage and form lay youth and young adult leaders
  • Support this church’s disability ministry
  • Bolster our commitment to walk with global companion churches in shared witness
  • Expand our efforts to address poverty and hunger

More at, or make a donation today from the synod’s Online Financial Transactions page.