I. What is Baptism? Baptism is not simply plain water. Instead, it is water used according to God’s command and connected with God’s Word. What then is this word of God? Where our Lord Christ says in Matthew 28: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in theRead More →

Our Father in heaven. What is this? With these words God wants to attract us, so that we come to believe that he is truly our Father and we are truly his children, in order that we may ask him boldly and with complete confidence, as loving children ask theirRead More →

The 1st Article, on Creation I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. What is this? I believe that God has created me together with all that exists. God has given me and still preserves my body and soul: eyes, ears, and all limbs and senses; reasonRead More →

The 1st Commandment: You shall have no other gods. What is this? We are to fear, love, and trust God above all things. Think! Read Matthew 5:45. Jesus makes a promise of sun and rain, that this is always around us—good or bad, human or not. How does this promiseRead More →

We marked the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with the occasion of Martin Luther writing his 95 Theses. For those of us living with the Reformation heritage, however, another of his writings has likely been more influential in shaping our identity: his Small Catechism of 1528. The occasion for thisRead More →

Carbon Pricing & Dividend Sample Resolutions & Talking Points/Issues Sample Transition to Clean, Renewable Energy Resolution Sample Fossil Fuels Divestment Resolution Sample Synod Resolution on Eco-Reformation Sample Resolution Regarding Inclusion of Stewardship of Creation in Worship Sample Resolution to Become a Lutherans Restoring Creation Synod    Read More →

[Please adapt this mission statement for your use] As a synod committed to care for creation, we affirm creation in all its glory and beauty. We acknowledge God as the source of all things. We acknowledge Christ as the redeemer of all things. We acknowledge the Spirit as the sustainerRead More →

February 2-4, 2018 in Tallapoosa GA ( @ LutherRidge Retreat Center)  Over the course of two nights and three days 26 people from 8 different states gathered to equip one another with the spirit of Resurrection before Lent even got started! Check out our agenda and let us know if you think somethingRead More →

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From idea to team to movement: Central States Green Team Central States Synod voted to become a Lutherans Restoring Creation synod in June 2015 and empowered their LRC Mission Table to begin working on ways to help congregations care for creation through worship, education, buildings and grounds, discipleship and stewardship,Read More →