ELCA Coaching is a ministry of accompaniment and encouragement. Through this lens, we piloted two support groups across multiple synods in 2023 and are ready to expand this offering in anticipation of an even more polarized landscape in 2024. These groups can be tailored to specific types of grief, such as deaths, transitions, stressful seasons, or anything else. These can also be tailored to specific groups, such as synod staff, pastors, deacons, synod council members, lay leaders, people of color, LGBTQIA+, etc.
ELCA Coaching will provide at least two professionally-trained grief and loss coaches per support group, and possibly more depending on the size of the group. If your synod is interested in offering this option to your leaders, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive more details regarding this specific resource.