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1517 Media
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Christian Educators (LACE)
Confirmation Ministry
Continuing Education for Lay Leaders
Davey and Goliath
Deaconess Training
Directory of Speakers
ELCA Education

First Call Theological Education
Godly Play
Lutheran Colleges
Lutheran (ELCA) Seminaries
Lutheran Studies
Multicultural Training
Parenting Resources
Small Group Resources
Scholarships & College Guides
Symbols of Christianity

Sunday School Resources
Living Lutheran
Walking Together Presenttions

Adult Education Resources

Select Learning A program of theological education for persons of all denominations designed for small groups. Source of Bible Tutor & other valuable resources.

Alban (at Duke Divinity School) "Helps leaders connect and learn from one another by sharing practical wisdom, stories of thriving congregations and transformational models of ministry."

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1517 Media

Beaming Books (Children's books)

Broadleaf Books (Books for general readers)

Fortress Press (Books that advance scholarship, learning and the practice of ministry)

Augsburg Fortress (Resources for the ELCA and mainline churches about worship and music, faith formation and congregational life)

Sparkhouse (Multimedia Curricula)

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American Bible Society

New Revised Standard (Bible Study Tools) Read the Bible online.

Bible Gateway "Searchable online Bible in more than 200 versions and 70 languages."

bible.com Free Bible for phone, tablet, and computer

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Bible Studies

Bible & Bible Studies (PRC - Practical Resources for Churches) Webinars and a multitude of links for studying the Bible

Teach the Faith Initiative: Growing Disciples (John F. Bradosky) A six-session Bible study on Luke-Acts

Crossways International Offers in-depth courses of various lengths: The Bible's Big Story: Our Story; See Through the Scriptures; The Divine Drama; Crossways; and several short courses as well.

The Kerygma Program "A program of Adult Bible studies that are comprehensive, challenging and effective."

CrossMarks Christian Resources (Mark G. Vitalis Hoffman)

Baptized for Life: An Episcopal Discipleship initiative

Pray Bible Study - Living Faith in Daily Life (ELCA) A small group study on prayer

Bible Studies (ELCA) Includes online Bible studies for Daily Discipleship based on the gospel lesson and Daily Faith Practices based on the second lesson of the lectionary.

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Christian Educators (LACE)

Christian Education Network of the ELCA

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Clown Ministry Workbook for Outreach, Teaching, & Worship (David R. Suhs)

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Confirmation Ministry

ELCANetwork: Children, Youth & Family Ministry "Strengthens and empowers adult leaders of children, youth and family ministry in service to Christ."

Faith Lens (ELCA) "Weekly Bible studies that engage youth and young adults in connecting world events with the Bible, faith, and everyday life."

Faith Inkubators

Understanding Cyberbullying

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Continuing Education for Lay Leaders

Public Service Careers: How to Become a... (Steps: Student Training & Education in Public Service)

Center for Christian Education (located in Slovakia)

Lay School of Theology (ELCA, Southern Ohio Synod)

Equipping Leaders for Mission and Ministry (ELMM) (ELCA, North/West Lower Michigan Synod)

Lay School of Ministry (ELCA, Northwest Synod of Wisconsin)

Wausau Lay School of Ministry (ELCA, East Central Synod of Wisconsin)

Lay School for Mission (ELCA, Northern Great Lakes Synod)

Parish Ministry Associate Program (Bishop Kemper School for Ministry located in Topeka, KS)

Parish Lay Ministry Academy (ELCA, Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana Synod)

Discipleship Academy (ELCA, Western Iowa Synod)

School for Lay Ministry (ELCA, Eastern North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota Synod)

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Davey and Goliath

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Diakonia (The Diakonia Program)

Diakonia (ELCA, Metropolitan Chicago Synod)

Diakonia (ELCA, Metro NY Synod)

Diakonia (ELCA, Northern Illinois Synod)

Diakonia (ELCA, Greater Milwaukee Synod

Diakonia (ELCA, Florida Bahamas Synod)

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Deaconess Training

Deaconess Community (ELCA)

Lutheran Deaconess Association

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Directory of Speakers

Request a Speaker (Lutheran World Relief)

Global Mission Institute (Luther Seminary) International students at Luther Seminary are available to speak about world Christianity.

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ELCA Education Resources

Education (Social Statement)

ELCA Faith Formation: Recommended Practices for Lifelong Faith Formation

Faith Formation Curated resources that are theologically sound and age appropriate.

The Fisher's Net - Now partnering with Select Learning (see above Adult Education Resources)

Faith and Wisdom Lifelong Learning Opportunities

Ecunet - Interactive, online, Christian community

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First Call Theological Education

Churchwide Standards and Guidelines

South Carolina Synod

St. Paul Area Synod

Northern Illinois Synod

Metropolitan Chicago Synod

Southeastern Iowa Synod

Upper Susquehanna Synod

Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod

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Godly Play

Godly Play - Christian Education & Spiritual Development for Children ages 2 - 12

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Lutheran Colleges

Lutheran Colleges (Lutheran Educational Conference of North America LECNA) Links to colleges of the various Lutheran denominations in the U.S.

Augsburg University (Minneapolis, MN)

Augustana College (Rock Island, IL)

Augustana University (Sioux Falls, SD)

Bethany College (Lindsborg, KS)

California Lutheran University (Thousand Oaks, CA)

Capital University (Columbus, OH)

Carthage College (Kenosha, WI)

Concordia College (Moorhead, MN)

Finlandia University (Hancock, MI)

Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA)

Grand View University (Des Moines, IA)

Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN)

Lenoir-Rhyne University (Hickory, NC)

Luther College (Decorah, IA)

Midland University (Fremont, NE)

Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA)

Newberry College (Newberry, SC)

Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA)

Roanoke College (Salem, VA)

St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN)

Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, PA)

Texas Lutheran University (Seguin, TX)

Thiel College (Greenville, PA)

Wagner College (Staten Island, NY)

Waldorf University (Forest City, IA)

Wartburg College (Waverly, IA)

Wittenburg University (Springfield, OH)

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Lutheran (ELCA) Seminaries

Seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Access information about all 7 of the ELCA seminaries

Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN)

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) (Chicago, IL)

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS) (Hickory, NC)

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS) (Berkeley, CA)

Trinity Lutheran Seminary (Columbus, OH)

United Lutheran Seminary (Gettysburg and Philadelphia, PA)

Wartburg Theological Seminary (Dubuque, IA)

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Lutheran Studies 

Information from the museums at the Luther House and the Melanchthon House in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Luther's Parents' Home in Mansfield, and Luther's Death House and Luther's Birth Place in Lutherstadt Eisleben (Luther Memorials Foundation)

Project Wittenberg Works by and about Martin Luther and other Lutherans

The Protestant Reformation (Hanover College) Links to Hanover College's Internet Archive of Texts and Documents, which is no longer actively maintained.

Martin Luther: Heretic (BBC Film, Running Time 1:04:54)

Rick Steves' Luther and the Reformation (Public Television special, Running Time 55:37)
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Multicultural Training

Interactive Methods for Teaching About Cultural Differences Janet M. Bennett, WISE Conference)

Ethnic Specific and Multicultural Ministries (ELCA)

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Parenting Resources

Clinical Trials on the Effects of Bullying (Policy Lab)

The Ultimate Guide to Child Car Seats (Esurance)

The Parent's Guide to Water Safety for Kids (Florida Panhandle)

Active Parenting Publishers Offers resources to purchase for help in raising children of all ages

Common Sense Media - Rates movies, TV shows, video games, websites, and apps for children 2-18

The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet - (vpnMentor)

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Scholarships and College Guides

Best Scholarship Search Platforms

LendEDU's Guide to College Scholarships (David Rathmanner)

College Guides from Study.com
- Guide to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness
- College Guide for LGBTQ Students
- A Guide to College for Undocumented Students
- The Ultimate College Guide for Veterans and Active Service Members
- Guide to Colleges & Careers for Women in STEM
- First Generation College Student Guide
- College and Career Guide for Students with Disabilities

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Small Group Resources

10 Things Millennials Are Looking for in Small Groups (Vanderbloemen)

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Symbols of Christianity

Christian Symbols Illustrated Glossary (Mary Fairchild)

Chrismons and Chrismon Patterns (James Cooper)

ELCA Branding

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Sunday School Resources

Sunday School Curriculum & Teacher Helps (PRC - Practical Resources for Churches) Webinars and a multitude of links for conducting Sunday School programs.

Children's Ministry (PRC - Practical Resources for Churches) Webinars and links for faith formation in children)

Bullying Awareness Guide

Augsburg Fortress Sunday School Curriculum

Whole People of God (Wood Lake Publishing) "Simple, easy-to-use, online Lectionary-based Sunday school curriculum. It includes weekly age-level lessons as well as worship resources for leaders [and] is priced especially for small churches."

Children's Ministry Resources
(Kids Sunday School Place) Online source for Sunday school curriculum and minstry resources for both grade school and preschool children. Offers printable Sunday school lessons, Bible crafts, Christian activities, object lessons, stories, skits, games, songs, etc.

Rotational Sunday School Sites:
Rotation (Rotation.org) Share free and premium Sunday School Lesson plans and ideas.
Spark Rotation (Sparkhouse, an imprint of 1517 Media) Introduces kids to 48 Bible stories through art, music, cooking, and more.
Deep Blue Rotation Stations (Cokesbury) Children encounter Bible stories in different ways by rotating through stations.

Fed and Forgiven Resource Kit: Communion Preparation (Augsburg Fortress)

Youth Ministry Podcast (SparkHouse)

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Living Lutheran

Living Lutheran

Living Lutheran Study Guides

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Walking Together

Walking Together Presentations 2020 (NW Synod of Wisconsin)

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Original Link Library by Pastor Carm Aderman, North West Synod of Wisconsin. Additions by Synod Resource Center Volunteers.

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