Companion Synod Partnerships

The Northern Illinois Synod encourages the building of personal relationships by developing parish to congregation partnerships. By learning from those who have active partnerships, we are trying to reawaken dormant ones and establish new ones. We focus on prayer and communication, and, with the Holy Spirit at the core, we are moved to action.

North Central Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) – Africa

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Bishop Solomon Massangwa

Bishop: Solomon Massangwa

General Secretary: Mr. Samwel Njake Saiguran

NIS Companion Coordinator: Mr. Ron Gustafson

Companion Relationships

  • Alpine, Rockford – Moiparo
  • Bethany, Crystal Lake – Kiutu
  • Bethesda, Morrison – Magugu
  • Bethlehem, DeKalb – Naberera
  • Faith, Wataga – Oldonyo-Sambu
  • First, DeKalb – Ketumbeine
  • First, Geneseo – Osupuko
  • Grace, Loves Park – Likamba
  • Grace, Woodstock – Arusha
  • Salem, Sycamore – Kijenge
  • Shepherd of the Valley, Rockford – Loliondo
  • St. James, Rock Island – Mdori
  • St. John, Rock Island – Namanga
  • St. John's, Elizabeth – Boay
  • St. John's, Peru – Babati
  • St. John's, Pearl City – Olokii
  • St. John's, Sterling – Malambo
  • St. Matthew's, Princeton – Elerai
  • St. Paul, Dixon – Loolera
  • St. Paul Lutheran, Sterling – Engaruka
  • Trinity Lutheran, Galesburg – Kimandolu
  • Zion, LaMoille – Monduli

Arcot Lutheran Church – India

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Bishop Raja Socrates

Bishop: Raja Socrates

Companion Relationships

  • Alpine, Rockford – Saron-Tiruvannamalai
  • All Saints, Byron – Broadway-Chennai
  • Bethlehem, DeKalb – Kilpennathur-Tiruvannamalai
  • Christ, Belvidere – ALC-Melpattambakkam
  • Faith, Rochelle – Sandapet-Thirukoilur
  • Living Waters, Crystal Lake – ALC-Polur
  • Our Savior’s, Rockford – Carmel-Tiruvannamalai
  • St. John, Princeton – St. Peter’s-Neyveli
  • Zion, Rockford – ALC-Parangipettai