Outreach AT ECLC
Mission and Outreach are at the core of ministry at ECLC, and our calling to live out God’s YES for the world is reflected in everything from worship to faith formation to service opportunities. We believe outreach is a faith value for all ages and strive to engage even the youngest of children in service opportunities.
ECLC has a long history of committing to radical acts for justice including providing meals for 100 days during the Wounded Knee trials of the 1970s, building affordable senior housing in the 1980s, successfully challenging Minnesota’s conceal carry gun law in 2003, and organizing against the proposed Minnesota constitutional amendment banning marriage between same-sex couples in 2012. Currently, we are working to build the first apartments for homeless youth and young adults (typically 18-22) in the southwest suburbs at 66 West Apartments.
fostering transformational relationships
ECLC is committed to fostering transformational relationships that reflect who God is in the world. Through over 20 ministry partners, we seek to serve at, advocate for, learn about, give to, and pray with each of these partners. These organizations focus on hunger, housing, justice, and youth and family ministries and include:
Local Ministry Partners
- Plymouth Christian Youth Center
- Community Emergency Services
- Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative
- Loaves and Fishes
- Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
- Meals via Wheels
National & International Ministry Partners
- Lutheran Volunteer Corps
- ELCA Washington Office
- Lutheran World Relief
- Bread for the World
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
We also walk with our three sister congregations through worship, prayer, visits, social events, and service activities together:
- Cristo de Paz Lutheran Church, El Salvador
- Redeemer Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
- St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
Persons interested in being an outreach leader should contact Lauren Morse-Wendt, Mission & Ministry Developer, or a member of ECLC’s Mission Committee.