Global Service

ELCA Global Mission personnel serve in more than 40 countries in assignments that range from a few months to eight years or more. Positions fall into four categories of service:

Horizon international internships are also available to students nominated by their seminaries.

ELCA global personnel are invited by companion churches or related organizations to serve in specialized assignments, such as pastors, health care professionals, development workers, administrators, seminary teachers, librarians, accountants, and teachers of English, and other subjects.

As you explore and consider global mission service, take some time to learn about the accompaniment approach to global mission that guides the ELCA’s engagement. Ask yourself some frank questions about your qualifications and seek God’s guidance and direction. Current listings are posted on the ELCA Job Board. If you don't see a good match or a strong possibility now, check back later — and prepare to embark on an exciting, faith-deepening journey.

Learn how to support missionaries and support Young Adults in Global Mission.

For further information contact Global Service by email.

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