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.



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.

Breaking Down Walls Toolkit

Find an array of resources that will assist your community of faith in remembering those who have helped bring down walls in the past and those seeking just and peaceful ways to bring down the walls in our midst today.

Breaking Down Walls Toolkit

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2019 Global Church Directory - Print Version

2019 Global Church Directory - Print Version

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2019 Global Church Directory - Digital Book Version

2019 Global Church Directory - Digital Book Version

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Global Mission Updates - Summer Fall 2019 Edition

Global Mission Updates - Summer Fall 2019 Edition

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Global Mission Updates - Winter Spring 2019 Edition

Global Mission Updates - Winter Spring 2019 Edition

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ELCA Global Links Newsletter

Global Links shares monthly highlights from ELCA.org and other churchwide websites of ELCA ministry and connections in other countries.

ELCA Global Links Newsletter

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2019 Global Mission Map Brochure


2019 Global Mission Map Brochure

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2018 Global Mission Map Brochure


2018 Global Mission Map Brochure

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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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South Sudanese Peace Summit Statement

South Sudanese Peace Summit Statement

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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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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.

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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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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Accompaniment Presentation

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

Accompaniment Presentation

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Global Mission Accompaniment of Evangelial Outreach Asia Siberia Africa

Global Mission Accompaniment of Evangelial Outreach Asia Siberia Africa

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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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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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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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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!

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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Churches Seeking An ELCA Companion

Churches Seeking An ELCA Companion

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Companion Synod Mapping Strategy

Companion Synod Mapping Strategy

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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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Sharing Resources in Ministry

A guide for ELCA Synods and congregations on mutual accountability in projects

Sharing Resources in Ministry

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Companion Synod Consultations

Companion Synod Consultations

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Unaccompanied Minors

Unaccompanied Minors

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Global Service. This section contains resources and documents related to global service opportunities within the ELCA.

Young Adults in Global Mission Brochure

Young Adults in Global Mission Brochure

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Young Adults in Global Mission Poster

Young Adults in Global Mission Poster

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Imagine Yourself

Download videos: "Imagine yourself as a Young Adult in Global Mission"

Imagine Yourself

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YAGM 2015 trailer (video)

Young Adults in Global Mission

YAGM 2015 trailer (video)

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Video - Thad's Story

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.

Video - Thad's Story

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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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Teach in Central Europe

Teach in Central Europe

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ELCA Global Teach Brochure

ELCA Global Teach Brochure

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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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ELCA Horizon International Internship Application Form

ELCA Horizon International Internship Application form.

ELCA Horizon International Internship Application Form

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Seminary Professor Recomendation Form

Horizon International Internship Program Seminary Professor Recommendation form.

Seminary Professor Recomendation Form

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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.

Accompaniment

Accompaniment

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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 Binder 2015

Glocal Binder 2015

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Glocal Digital Media

The files and videos included in the "Digital & Interactive" tab are provided to serve as a reminder of materials present during Glocal Mission Gatherings.

Glocal Digital Media

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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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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 Bible Study Introduction Pages

Accompaniment Bible Study Introduction Pages

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Mutuality - Session 1

Mutuality - Session 1

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Session 1 Handout

Session 1 Handout

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Vulnerability - Session 2

Vulnerability - Session 2

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Session 2 Handout

Session 2 Handout

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Inclusivity - Session 3

Inclusivity - Session 3

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Session 3 Handout

Session 3 Handout

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Empowerment - Session 4

Empowerment - Session 4

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Session 4 Handout

Session 4 Handout

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Sustainabilty - Session 5

Sustainabilty - 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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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.

Guide for Missionary Covenant Sponsors

Guide for Missionary Covenant Sponsors

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Guide for Missionary Covenant Sponsors

Guide for Missionary Covenant Sponsors

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Sponsorship Covenant Form Fillable

Sponsorship Covenant Form Fillable

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Sponsorship Covenant Form Printable

Sponsorship Covenant Form Printable

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Missionary Sponsorship Pew Offering Envelopes

Missionary Sponsorship Pew Offering Envelopes

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Missionary Sponsorship Reply Envelopes

Missionary Sponsorship Reply Envelopes

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Global Church Story Series

Global Church Story Series

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International Women's Leaders Video

International Women's Leaders Video

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International Women's Day Booklet - Hi Res

International Women's Day Booklet - Hi Res

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International Women's Day Booklet - Low Res

International Women's Day Booklet - Low Res

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International Women’s Day Bulletin Insert

International Women’s Day Bulletin Insert

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International Women’s Day Bulletin Insert BW

International Women’s Day Bulletin Insert BW

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International Women's Day Book Print-Out

International Women's Day Book Print-Out

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