The 2016 Churchwide Assembly adopted a resolution to create a task force composed entirely of persons of color from regions and synods across the country.

In November 2017, task force members began their work to implement Strategy Toward Authentic Diversity within the ELCA.

In April 2019, the task force presented this report which was approved at the 2019 Churchwide Assembly:

Strategy Toward Authentic Diversity within the ELCA