About Bold Café

Café is an online magazine and podcast for and with young adult women who identify as Lutheran or not.

Café shares stories written by bold young women who write about faith, relationships, advocacy and more. Readers and writers of Café include pastors, seminary and college students, and other young adult women who use Café as a Bible study resource individually or with a group.

Although many women in their 20s and 30s contribute in every issue, Café can be used and shared by women of all ages.


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We won!

The Café e-zine and podcast have won numerous awards since 2004.

Café‘s podcast series was awarded an Award of Merit by the Religion Communicators Council in April 2017.

Cafe’s podcast won “Best in Class, Award of Excellence” at the Associated Church Press (ACP) convention in April 2016.

The Religion Communicators Council awarded the Café podcast series an Award of Merit at their convention in 2016.

Cafe pop-up events

Readers share stories related to the monthly theme. See photos from our previous events.

Support the Bold Cafe Community

Café, and its podcast, are made possible through regular offerings by women from over 7,000 active Women of the ELCA units in congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Please join in support to continue this ministry for lay and clergy women.

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