Stories of Faith in Action

The publication Stories of Faith in Action and the resources that go along with it are designed to share how important your weekly offering in your congregation is in sustaining and growing God’s mission. The portion of your offerings that support the ELCA’s synodical and churchwide ministries is called Mission Support. The publication and resources found here help explain and answer questions about Mission Support and tell the story of those gifts in action.



To order free copies of Stories of Faith in Action click the order link below or call 800-638-3522 and ask for ELCAMA1340. You'll only pay for shipping. Be sure to download story bulletin inserts, posters, a Mission Support FAQ and a how-to-use guide.

SOFIA 2019


SOFIA 2019

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SOFIA 2019


SOFIA 2019

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SOFIA 2019 Devotional


SOFIA 2019 Devotional

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SOFIA 2019 How to use


SOFIA 2019 How to use

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"Where Does My Offering Go?" Poster


"Where Does My Offering Go?" Poster

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WDMOG Infographic 8.5 x 11


WDMOG Infographic 8.5 x 11

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A dynamic welcoming duo


A dynamic welcoming duo

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A lifechanging experience


A lifechanging experience

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A lifechanging experience


A lifechanging experience

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Church on a rock


Church on a rock

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Companions in Christ


Companions in Christ

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Companions in Christ


Companions in Christ

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Rooted in relationships


Rooted in relationships

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Satisfying spiritual hunger


Satisfying spiritual hunger

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Satisfying spiritual hunger


Satisfying spiritual hunger

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Where does your offering go?

ELCA congregations gave $1.7 billion in regular offerings last year. Where does it go? This video shares how your congregational offerings support the ministries of the ELCA and the church around the world.

Where does your offering go?

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A life-changing experience (2019-2020)

Neighbors in Solidarity - Pine Ridge Retreat Center

A life-changing experience (2019-2020)

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Satisfying spiritual hunger (2019-2020)

Church of the Apostles (COTA) in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood hosts Open Space, a contemplative music hour, on the second Sunday of each month. The event is a collaboration with Abbey Arts and emphasizes distraction-free reflection in a noisy world.

Satisfying spiritual hunger (2019-2020)

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Witness at the border (2019-2020)

This is the border immersion program at the Luterana Cristo Rey Church in El Paso, Texas.

Witness at the border (2019-2020)

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A dynamic, welcoming duo (2019-2020)

Reconciling in Christ (RIC) communities are on a lifetime journey of welcoming, including, and celebrating LGBTQIA+ people and their families. St. John's Lutheran Church (Jacksonville, FL) has been RIC since 2016.

A dynamic, welcoming duo (2019-2020)

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Church on a rock (2019-2020)

Iglesia Luterana Agustina de Guatemala (ILAG) opened Casa Milagro in 2018 to provide education to young women from rural communities. This program is supported in part by your gifts to ELCA World Hunger. To learn more about how ELCA World Hunger is at work in more than 60 countries around the globe, visit ELCA.org/hunger.

Church on a rock (2019-2020)

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Nurturing the song of the church (2018-2019)

ELCA Deacon Ryan Hostler sees his life’s calling as empowering others to make music and worship God.

This video is a companion to Stories of Faith in Action, an ELCA publication that highlights ministries funded by Mission Support, which is the undesignated funds congregations share with their synods and synods share with the churchwide organization. For other resources, visit ELCA.org/SOFIA.

Nurturing the song of the church (2018-2019)

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A passion for justice—and Jesus (2018-2019)

A passion for service is a common thread among the membership of Santuario Luterano, a new ELCA congregation in Waltham, Mass. Learn how Mission Support makes their ministry possible.

This video is a companion to Stories of Faith in Action, an ELCA publication that highlights ministries funded by Mission Support, which is the undesignated funds congregations share with their synods and synods share with the churchwide organization. For other resources, visit ELCA.org/SOFIA.

A passion for justice—and Jesus (2018-2019)

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Badminton, Thai food and faith (2017-2018)

St Paul Thai Church - One Body, Many Members

Badminton, Thai food and faith (2017-2018)

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We sustain each other (2017-2018)

Breath of God Lutheran Church members discuss how Mission Support dollars from the ELCA have contributed to its renewal in Highlandtown in east Baltimore. Throughout the process, they have continued their financial commitment to Mission Support.

We sustain each other (2017-2018)

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Faith in nature" (2017-2018)

New Life Lutheran Church worships outdoors, every Sunday, rain or shine, under the live oaks on their property in Dripping Springs, Texas.

Faith in nature" (2017-2018)

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