The Commission for a Renewed Lutheran Church (CRLC) was formed by action of the 2022 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. The assembly action directed the Church Council to develop a CRLC comprised of diverse leaders to “reconsider the statements of purpose for each of the expressions of this church, the principles of its organizational structure, and all matters pertaining thereunto, being particularly attentive to our shared commitment to dismantle racism, and will present its findings and recommendations to the 2025 Churchwide Assembly in preparation for a possible reconstituting convention to be called under the rules for a special meeting of the Churchwide Assembly.” More information about the CRLC can be found here:

As a foundation for its work, the CRLC is hosting various listening sessions collecting data from a wide range of constituents in order to inform next steps. During this listening session, members of the ELCA disability community, and parents of children/youth with disabilities, are invited to participate in a group discussion, facilitated by member(s) of the CRLC, addressing questions prepared by the CRLC and asked at all listening sessions. Your input will help inform the work of the commission.

The listening session will be held via Zoom on Friday, March 15, 2024 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. To register to participate, please go to the following Google Form: The Zoom link will be emailed to people who register. We look forward to your participation!