The Mission Team for Global Partnerships helps the synod and its congregations establish connections with the global Christian community by supporting growth in Companion Synod relationships, creating partnerships with congregations in other parts of the world; learning about issues of globalization; and by lifting up opportunities to accompany global churches in their mission.
October Report from Kumamoto, Japan
Pastor Hitoshi Adachi and his wife, Satoko, are currently serving as missionaries with the Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kumamoto, Japan. The ELCA sends over 200 missionaries to over 40 countries to serve as pastors, teachers, advisers and doctors. It costs an average of $80,000 annually to support an ELCAContinue reading
Global Mission Partners Congregational Resources
Explore accompaniment as the “why” and “how” of mission and learn methods of application in various ministry areas, including cross-cultural relationships, migration and immigration, cross-generational ministry, interfaith dialogue, worship that includes global music and stories, peace and non-violence and short-term mission trips. Become familiar with how you are in relationshipContinue reading
Global Mission Partners – Special Annual Events
Global Church Sunday Congregations are encouraged to celebrate our global partners some Sunday in October. Information for bulletin inserts and a video are provided for use on that Sunday. Each person attending worship is invited to give $1 for each of our two companion synods.Continue reading
Our Southwest California Synod has “companion” relationships with two global partners – Hong Kong and El Salvador. This means that we walk with them in their ministries. Delegations from our synod visit them on a regular basis – recently at least once every two years. We explore ways in whichContinue reading