Bishop Eaton’s Leadership Initiative

The Leadership Initiative encourages all of us to seek out and inspire gifted people in our congregations and communities to consider a call to the ministry of the gospel. If you know someone who shows a gift for ministry, help mentor and foster them. Together — pastors, deacons, lay people – we can bring the word of God to the world.

Visit the ELCA Leadership Initiative page to find resources to guide discussions and offer inspiration for conversations and individual reflection on becoming a leader within the ELCA. Check back often as this page is updated with more resources and a variety of other testimonials from leaders of this church.

Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton “It’s not only the job of our seminaries and universities to identify and raise up leaders in the church. This is something that belongs to all of us.”
Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton