*The ELCA Global Church

Jan 27, 2018

We are a church that believes God is calling us into the world — together.  As a member of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), the ELCA is one of 142 member churches in 79 countries with a total of 70 million Lutherans all over the world.

The ways in which we live and serve as a global church are as diverse as the people, communities, churches, and countries that we work alongside and support.  The ELCA is hard at work with its partners building up the church in countries around the world by:

–>Creating meaningful service opportunities for young adults and adults

–>Supporting the work of over 240 ELCA missionaries in more than 40 countries

–>Nurturing Companion Synod relationships with global church partners

–>Providing scholarships, theological education and training for international leaders

–>Pursuing support for crucial and innovative approaches to participating in God’s mission in the world