Glocal Events

Glocal Events

Upcoming Glocal Mission Gatherings for 2018

ELCA Glocal Mission Gatherings equip us for God's work in global and local realities, as well as their "glocal" intersections. At these events, participants consider the questions "What is mission?" and "Who is the neighbor?" Let's consider these question together as they relate to the realities of our world. Come join us for mission conversations around the realities of this world God loves. Check out the information below for a list of upcoming Glocal Mission Gatherings and related events!


Annual Musician-Educators’ Training
January 25-27
Chicago, IL

Bold Like Jesus: IDI-based Glocal
February 1-3
Salisbury, NC

Leadership Academy: IDI Glocal
February 10

Bishop’s Convocation: NW Washington
April 23-25
Seattle, WA

North Carolina Synod Assembly
June 1-2
Raleigh, NC

Central States Synod Assembly
June 7-9
Lindborg, KS

Southwestern MN Synod Assembly
June 8-9
Redwood Falls, MN

Western Iowa Synod Assembly
June 8-10
Sioux City, IA

International Companion Program (ICP) Orientation
June 16-20
Chicago, IL

MYLE & ELCA Youth Gathering
June 24 - July 2
Houston, TX

EnvisionPDX Summer Immersive
July 17-19
Portland, OR

ELCA & Tanzania Consultation
August 2-14
Moshi, Tanzania


At Glocal Mission Gatherings, you can

  • Enhance your connections with the worldwide Christian family
  • Gain practical skills for mission
  • Engage in current intersections of local and global mission
  • Give, receive and serve more effectively
  • Discover how changes in the world are transforming the way churches like the ELCA proclaim and serve
  • Learn to lead inviting worship that includes global voices
  • Find out how to travel internationally in a way that is effective, sustainable, respectful and cross-culturally sensitive