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 relationship with Lutheran companions in more than 120 countries through companion synod relationships. Deepen your knowledge about how the ELCA’s global engagement has changed in the 21st century.
Global Engagement. These resources provide an overview of the work of the ELCA in relationship with our global companions, The Lutheran World Federation and the planning documents that act as foundational documents of accompaniment.
Accompaniment and Education. This section provides an introduction to accompaniment methodology as the ELCA’s “why” and “how” of mission, and practice global and local mission engagement using this lens and methodology. In addition, there are resources that can help you plan and organize service learning and short-term mission trips.
Companion Synods. The companion synod program is a concrete expression of the communion fellowship among the 142 member churches of The Lutheran World Federation, and an exciting way that ELCA members can engage!
Global Service. This section contains resources and documents related to global service opportunities within the ELCA.
YAGM This section contains resources and documents related to Young Adults in Global Mission opportunities within the ELCA.
Meet Thad, a young leader who dedicated a year of his life to service with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary through ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission.
Glocals and Worship. This section highlights resources related to ELCA Glocals and worship resources rooted in accompaniment. Glocals are capacity-building events that gather teams of congregational leaders for a day and a half of worship, skill-building workshops, plenary sessions and conversation on global and local mission. Additionally, you can access resources that reflect accompaniment as embodied through worship, music, and witness we receive alongside our global companions.
Support. This section contains resources you can access, download or purchase to assist your congregation in learning about, lifting up and supporting global mission ministries.