Global Mission

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.

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.

Ecumenical Relations

A PowerPoint presentation on Ecumenical Relations of the ELCA in 2010.

Ecumenical Relations

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Executive Briefing DVD

This is a 37-minute DVD on accompaniment by Rev. Rafael Malpica, executive director of the Global Mission unit, including 4 short segments on ELCA in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Middle East/Europe.

Executive Briefing DVD

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Global Mission 2011

This PowerPoint presentation is an overview of the work of The Global Mission unit.

Global Mission 2011

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Global Mission 21

"A Vision of Evangelical Faithfulness in God's Mission." This 1999 planning document introduces the methodology of accompaniment.

Global Mission 21

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Global Mission Map Brochure

Where is the ELCA in relationship in the world? What are the stories of Global Mission in 2013? Global Mission map and brochure.

Global Mission Map Brochure

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Lutheran World Federation 1

A PowerPoint presentation on: The Lutheran World Federation, an expression of the church in relationship.

Lutheran World Federation 1

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Lutheran World Federation 2

A PowerPoint presentation on: The Lutheran World Federation, an expression of the church in relationship

Lutheran World Federation 2

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Review 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.

Accompaniment

A lens and methodology for mission today. Produced by the Global Mission unit, Rev. Rafael Malpica Padilla, executive director.

Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Presentation

A brief PowerPoint Presentation on the lens and values of accompaniment.

Accompaniment Presentation

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Accompaniment Spanish

A lens and methodology for mission today. Produced by the Global Mission Unit, Rev. Rafael Malpica Padilla, executive director. In Spanish.

Accompaniment Spanish

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Accompaniment Video


Accompaniment Video

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Candidacy Committee Recommendation Form

Candidacy Committee Recommendation form for Global Mission Horizon Program.

Candidacy Committee Recommendation Form

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CPE Supervisor Horizon International Internship Form

CPE Supervisor or Field Placement Teaching Parish Supervisor Recommendation form.

CPE Supervisor Horizon International Internship Form

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Culture and Accompaniment

How culture relates to accompaniment: a lens and methodology for mission today.

Culture and Accompaniment

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Culture and Accompaniment Spanish

How culture relates to accompaniment: A lens and methodology for mission today in spanish

Culture and Accompaniment Spanish

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Culture Presentation

A brief PowerPoint Presentation on culture and accompaniment focusing on how where we come from affects what we think.

Culture Presentation

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ELCA Global Teach Brochure

ELCA Global Teach Brochure

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ELCA Horizon International Internship Application Form

ELCA Horizon International Internship Application form.

ELCA Horizon International Internship Application Form

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Lutheran Health Volunteer Brochure

Lutheran Health Volunteer Brochure

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Lutheran Health Volunteers

Lutheran Health Volunteers

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Seminary Professor Recomendation Form

Horizon International Internship Program Seminary Professor Recommendation form.

Seminary Professor Recomendation Form

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Teach in Central Europe

Teach in Central Europe

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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!

Companion Synod Handbook English

A valuable resource on beginning and strengthening companion synod relationships, including complex issues involved in cross-cultural relationships.

Companion Synod Handbook English

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Companion Synod Handbook French

A valuable resource on beginning and strengthening companion synod relationships, including complex issues involved in cross-cultural relationships.

Companion Synod Handbook French

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Companion Synod Handbook German

A valuable resource on beginning and strengthening companion synod relationships, including complex issues involved in cross-cultural relationships.

Companion Synod Handbook German

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Companion Synod Handbook Spanish

A valuable resource on beginning and strengthening companion synod relationships, including complex issues involved in cross-cultural relationships.

Companion Synod Handbook Spanish

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Companion Synod Relationships by Country


Companion Synod Relationships by Country

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Companion Synod Relationships by Synod


Companion Synod Relationships by Synod

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Models for Synod Global Ministry

A description of different ways in which a synod can organize its global mission work.

Models for Synod Global Ministry

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Shared Placement

Describes how a synod can plan for and train synod mission personnel for international placement within their companion church.

Shared Placement

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The following resources can help you plan and organize service learning and short-term mission trips.

Sojourner's: A Leaders Guide to Short Term Mission Travel

"A Leader’s Guide for Short-Term Mission Travel." For trip organizers and leaders seeking to facilitate successful mission travel experiences.

Sojourner's: A Leaders Guide to Short Term Mission Travel

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Service and Learning

"A Way of Life," Unit 2.

Service and Learning

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Welcome Forward

A guidebook for hospitality. Assistance in preparing for, organizing and following up visits of friends from outside the U.S.

Welcome Forward

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ELCA 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.

Cross Generational Engagement

A lens and methodology for mission today. Produced by the Global Mission unit, Rev. Rafael Malpica Padilla, executive director.

Cross Generational Engagement

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Cross Generational Engagement Spanish

A lens and methodology for mission today. Produced by the Global Mission unit, Rev. Rafael Malpica Padilla, executive director. In Spanish.

Cross Generational Engagement Spanish

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Global Mission 101

How does the accompaniment theology of mission impact the way we create and support glocal ministries? Are you curious about how global mission is changing?

Global Mission 101

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Global Mission 101 Spanish

Are you curious about how global mission is changing? Explore and practice three “lenses” that widen our view of mission in all contexts. In Spanish.

Global Mission 101 Spanish

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Glocal E-Binder

This e-Binder is best used with Adobe Acrobat X or higher. (115 MB)

Glocal E-Binder

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Music and Mission

Embrace and welcome all people through inclusive worship and music. Explore global and local context in our sacred speech and song.

Music and Mission

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Music and Mission Spanish

Embrace and welcome all people through inclusive worship and music. Explore global and local context in our sacred speech and song. In Spanish.

Music and Mission Spanish

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Music Booklet

This is a music booklet made available during Glocal Mission Gatherings, used to teach global music.

Music Booklet

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Radical Hospitality

Learn about this new collection of young adult leaders who are taking the wisdom and justice tradition of the Lutheran church and running with it.

Radical Hospitality

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Radical Hospitality Spanish

Learn about this new collection of young adult leaders who are taking the wisdom and justice tradition of the Lutheran church and running with it. In Spanish.

Radical Hospitality Spanish

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Short-Term Mission

Enter into a new understanding of global and local community through short-term mission trips.

Short-Term Mission

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Short-Term Mission Spanish

Enter into a new understanding of global and local community through short-term mission trips. In Spanish.

Short-Term Mission Spanish

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Taking it Home

Enter into a new understanding of global and local community through short-term mission trips.

Taking it Home

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Accompaniment can be embodied in worship and music through receiving the witness, story and music of our global companions. Learn, lead and share in worship that lifts global voices from various contexts here and around the world.

Accompaniment Bible Study Introduction Pages

Accompaniment Bible Study Introduction Pages

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Session 1

Session 1

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Session 1 Handout

Session 1 Handout

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Session 2

Session 2

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Session 2 Handout

Session 2 Handout

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Session 3

Session 3

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Session 3 Handout

Session 3 Handout

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Session 4

Session 4

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Session 4 Handout

Session 4 Handout

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Session 5

Session 5

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Session 5 Handout

Session 5 Handout

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Learning Songs DVD

Introduce your congregation to global music with this 100-minute DVD. With a 16-minute overview of the role of global music in North American worship.

Learning Songs DVD

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Vinyl Floor Map Prayer

You can rent a 16' X 16' vinyl map with the globe image to use in the "Prayers for the Healing Nations" service at Synod Assemblies and other gatherings.

Vinyl Floor Map Prayer

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