The resources were intended for pastors and congregations. They are grouped as follows:
The material was not intended to be exhaustive but was designed to encourage frequent and substantial prayer as the church took up the study of this difficult issue, and to suggest a range of forms and styles from which to draw.
In September 2013 the Commission on Worship reviewed the material and agreed to its rerelease as part of the ‘Ordination. We’re Listening’ resource kit.
While to some extent they are slightly dated, for example in language and hymn choices limited to the Lutheran Hymnal with Supplement (LHS), these resources provide a useful window into where the LCA has been, and where we currently are. They still serve us spiritually as we continue the dialogue after all these years.