Churchwide & Global Partners

Churchwide and global ministries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church (AELC) of India

We in the Northwestern Minnesota Synod are joining hands with our companion synod, the Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church (AELC) in India. By walking hand in hand with our companion synod, we are practicing accompaniment – a way of seeing the world and engaging one another in global mission that places mutual relationship at its core.

ELCA World Hunger

ELCA World Hunger is a comprehensive and sustainable program that uses multiple strategies—relief, development, education, and advocacy—to address the root causes of hunger and poverty. ELCA World Hunger responds to neighbors around the corner and around the world.

Lutheran Association of Christian Educators (LACE)

The Lutheran Association of Christian Educators (LACE) is a network of people who have a passion for Christian faith formation. Volunteers, staff and clergy will find resources and support to enrich their ministries through the benefits of membership. Christian educators of The ELCA began this project. We are continuing to grow to include people from other denominations and backgrounds as well.

Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Lutheran World Relief works to fight poverty worldwide and promote a more just and peaceful world by helping people help themselves.

Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM)

We are a church that believes God is calling us into the world – together. The ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) program developing servant-leaders between the ages of 19-29 inviting them to step out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves in a one year international mission service and learning opportunity.