Life of Faith Initiative and ELCA Faith Practices Ministry: Partnering to Live Out Faith in Daily life in New Ways
AbstractThis article offers a brief overview of three faith formation ministries found in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and presents how the partnering of these three ministries with the Life of Faith Initiative would foster a more dynamic and relatable focus on how we live in our faith in daily life as baptized children of God. The author first presents an overview of the Faith Practices Ministry of the ELCA, which is based on the promises or agreements made at baptism. The second ministry, Book of Faith, encourages people to open scripture and join a conversation about the Bible. The third ministry is the Renewal/Prayer/Revival Team that offers revival and healing ministries to those in need of spiritual renewal.