When companions engage one another in authentic relationships, everyone's lives are changed."
- Peggy Contos HahnAssistant to the Bishop for Global Mission, TX-LA Gulf Coast Synod
Read about the evolving accompaniment lens and methodology, including exploring the context and meaning of mission today, five accompaniment values, five action areas and five important elements of any growing, mutual relationship.
See a list of upcoming Companion Synod Consultations and Regional Global Gatherings, where you will receive updates and network with other leaders.
A valuable resource for beginning and strengthening companion synod relationships, including the complex issues involved in cross-cultural relationships and mission:
Download full PDF copies in English, Spanish, German, or French.
To order paper copies of the English Companion Synod Handbook, please call the ELCA at (800) 638-3522. Stay on the line for a Resource Information Specialist.
Learn how your synod can work with the ELCA Global Mission unit to send mission personnel to work with your international companion in a Shared Personnel Placement.
For more information about your companion synod relationship, contact your synod office. For more information about relationships with companions in a specific country, contact a Global Mission staff person: