Proclaim is Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries’ (ELM) professional community for Lutheran ministers and candidates who publicly identify as LGBTQIA+.

Photo by Emily Ann Garcia

It’s only since 2009 that the doors have been open to ordain publicly-out and partnered LGBTQIA+ leaders in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and now Proclaim is now nearing 300 members!

We’re marking this momentous occasion with a 3-month campaign Aug-Oct, and #Proclaim300 Week September 17-23, 2018. Get in on the action NOW!

We’ve created tools for you to join, give, and help ELM meet the 3 goals of #Proclaim300!


Celebrate ELM’s Proclaim community. Raise each other up.

  1. SEND Gratitude cards & images to Proclaim members & allies LINK
  2. REPRESENT FB cover page images for #Proclaim300 Week LINK
  3. PRAY Video: Prayer of Co-Creation: LGBTQIA+ Community and the Church LINK

Build the momentum. Raise friends.

  1. LEARN Social media guidelines for spreading the word about #Proclaim300 LINK
  2. WATCH Info video to share:
  3. SHARE #Proclaim300 announcement for church bulletins & newsletters LINK

See a map of congregations who have given to #Proclaim300: MAP

Grow our support! Raise funds: 300 gifts of $300

  1. RAISE Facebook Fundraiser sample LINK
  2. RECRUIT E-mail to forward, asking others to contribute LINK
  3. CALL Call script to call for an ask LINK


Here are several images you can use to help promote #Proclaim300. All photos are by ELM Board Co-chair Emily Ann Garcia:

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