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If you prefer working at camp in a capacity other than as a counselor, you’re in luck! We also hire young adults to work in a variety of positions that support summer programming through logistical support. Our support staff serve the camp in a variety of ways, from lifeguarding to serving as a maintenance assistant to assisting in the kitchen and offices. Any role you take at camp will empower our campers to have a great summer experience and empower you to explore your next steps in life’s journey.
The Commission for a Renewed Lutheran Church (CRLC) has designed a survey to be shared throughout the ELCA.
There are questions that apply to churchwide, synods and congregations. Participation is voluntary.
Please complete the survey by March 15.
How as Lutherans should we understand our relationship to civic life — including government — as individuals and as a church body? After studying the questions for the past three years, a social statement task force has posted a draft social statement on civic life and faith.
Social statements are important documents because they govern church teaching and policies, and support ministries. They also serve as discernment tools for ELCA members as they think about social issues such as civic life.
Between now and Sept. 30, 2024, you are invited to study and give feedback on the draft by filling out an online survey or attending a hearing in your synod, as available. To access the draft and the survey, and to find information on how to host a hearing in your synod, go to www.elca.org/civicsandfaith.
After the feedback period has closed, the task force will revise the draft with attention to the public input and submit a proposed version of the social statement to the ELCA Church Council, which will vote on sending it to the ELCA 2025 Churchwide Assembly for consideration. If adopted at the assembly by a two-thirds margin, the social statement will become official social teaching of this church.
The 2022 ELCA Churchwide Assembly authorized two reconsiderations (Memorial C3 and Motion K) of the 2009 social statement Human Sexuality: Gift and Trust. The assembly did not authorize a reconsideration of the whole statement or dictate a particular outcome. A reconsideration is not a wholesale rejection or rewriting of a social statement. It is instead a process that allows the church to thoughtfully, prayerfully, and communally re-examine particular parts of a social teaching document.
The process for reconsideration will begin with appointment of a task force by the ELCA Church Council and follow the designated procedure for social teaching development. To that end, a public website has been published that provides: