Luther Seminary’s Faith+Lead platform is expanding to meet the needs of more people. In addition to continuing to provide resources for pastors and other church leaders, Faith+Lead’s updated website, which launched in November, targets two new audiences—everyday disciples and spiritual seekers.
The change came out of the seminary’s efforts to help churches that are seeing declines in engagement. “Throughout the course of extensive listening, we found that among the primary causes of decline was a lack of deep formation of Christian identity and practice in our culture,” said Katie Langston ’21 M.Div., director of digital strategy for Faith+Lead. To fulfill that need, Faith+Lead’s updated website organizes its array of educational resources into four categories: Everyday Disciples, Ministry Entrepreneurs, Spiritual Seekers, and Church Leaders. Users can find this curated content under the tab called “Faith+Lead For.”
The website also offers online courses through the new Faith+Lead Academy. The first course, focused on the the Gospel of Matthew, launched in February. More offerings will follow this year.