I’ve noticed since joining an ELCA church three years ago that the groups in the ELCA do not seem compelled like other Christian groups to come up with cool names for their organizations. You know, some might call their older groups something catchy like “Prime Time.” In the ELCA, it seems like we use only functional, descriptive names. Some are almost comical:
- Association of Lutheran Older Adults
- National Youth Gathering
- Synod Youth Gatherings
- Lutheran Youth Organization
- Women of the ELCA
- Young Women of the ELCA
- Young Adults in Global Mission
- And my favorite: ELCA Senior Pastors of Large Lutheran Churches Conference
This isn’t an indictment or anything, but an observation. All groups have their quirks. This might be one of ours.
What groups did I leave out?