Student Input Sought for ELCA LIFT Project

Dear Seminarian,
You may have heard of the Living into the Future Together: Renewing the Ecology of the ELCA project. (LIFT) As stated in our Charter:
The purpose of the ELCA Ecology Study Task Force study is to recognize the evolving societal and economic changes of the twenty years since the formation of this church, and to evaluate the organization, governance, and interrelationships among this church’s expressions in the light of those changes. The intended result of the Ecology Study Task Force’s work is a report and recommendations that will position this church for the future and explore new possibilities for participating in God’s mission.
The LIFT Task Force is especially interested in seminary students’ thoughts and hopes for the future of the ELCA. For that reason, we have created a special item on our web site for you to share your thoughts with the Task Force. 
Will you please go to the LIFT website in order to respond to the questionnaire specifically designated for seminary students, and return it via the site to the ELCA’s Research and Evaluation Unit. The deadline for response is September 30, 2010. The website is:
We sincerely hope you will take the time to share your thoughts via the questionnaire and thank you for your participation.
Sincerely yours,
Rev. Dee Pederson, Chair