EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AMERICA
The ELCA is a church of about 4 million members who actively participate in God’s work in the world. We believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.
With our hands, we do God’s work of restoring and reconciling communities in Jesus Christ’s name throughout the world. We are a church that belongs to Christ. There is a place for you here. We live in many different communities, span all ages, cultures and races and bring to this church unique life experiences and perspectives. Seek answers to your questions and discover what God is calling you to in life.
FLORIDA - BAHAMA SYNOD
As Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Christians, we have a radical focus on God’s unconditional love. We believe that the word of the God is Jesus Christ himself, with a second understanding that the message of Jesus Christ is also the word of God.
The ELCA looks to the Bible for authority in its preaching and teaching, yet does not take a literalist approach to scripture.
We celebrate the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s supper–external signs instituted by Christ that convey God’s grace and mercy. The ELCA is an inclusive and ecumenical church and seeks relationships with other religious traditions.
We are part of the ELCA, a church body that consists of 4 million baptized members, worshiping in nearly 10,000 congregations within 65 synods in 9 geographic regions.
ELCA 2018 YOUTH GATHERING
LUTHER SPRINGS CAMP
Located just south of Gainesville, Florida, Luther Springs is a site serving both youth and adults. Five air conditioned cabins as well as eighteen hotel style rooms for adults and families make Luther Springs a destination for all ages. Meeting space for up to 125 is located in several different spaces, enabling opportunities for break out meetings. Enjoy the trails, the pool, archery, group interaction, large fields, and more in a truly unique setting in the heart of Florida.
Lutherock is located on the south slope of Sugar Mountain near Boone, North Carolina on 750 acres. Lutherock is known for its picturesque mountain terrain and Outdoor Adventure Program. Programs are provided year-round for children, youth, adults, and families. In addition to providing programs, groups also come to Lutherock to plan their own meeting or retreat. The property includes beautiful hiking trails, high-ropes courses, low-ropes courses, rock climbing, skiing ….and more!
Luther Springs and Lutherock are both part of Novus Way outdoor ministries. Two other camps, Lutheridge and Lutheranch are also available for youth and adult excursions. Please visit the Novus Way website for information concerning all four camps.
This is a great site where you can find any Lutheran resource that you might need. From books, to study guides, to children activities, this is the place to find your church supplies.