Global Mission

The Global Mission Committee leads a yearly Mini Global Mission Event for the Synod.  Missionary in Residence program.  Companion Synods (Tanzania and India) program.  Encourages participation in National Global Mission Events.  Scholarships are offered by the committee.

Chairperson: Mr. Art Milton

Staff Liaison: Pastor Gary Erickson, Director of Evangelical Mission and Assistant to the Bishop for the South Conference

Our current goals are:

  • Yearly Mini Global Mission Event for the Synod.
  • Missionary in Residence program.
  • Companion Synods (Tanzania and India) program.
  • Encourage participation in National Global Mission Event.
    • Scholarships are offered by the committee.

Youth in Global Mission (YAGMs)


ELCA Global Church – a ministry of healing in Tanzania

Dear friends in Christ, As I travel throughout the church, I see the love of Christ being lived out in so many life-giving ways – transforming communities and creating places of hope that embody God’s grace. One of these places is Arusha, a bustling city in northern Tanzania. Here we walk alongside our companions at …

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Missionary News from the Stubbs family – Tanzania

Randy & Carol Stubbs, ELCA Missionaries doing leadership development, capacity building, and evangelism through music in Tanzania. Read their most recent newsletter below and find out more online:

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Stories and Photos from India Trip

See photos from all the India trip participants in this album. Post times below are in CST. India is 12.5 hours ahead. Bishop Jeff Clements February 18 at 3pm We thank you, gracious God, for protecting your servants while traveling in India and bringing us home safely. We are grateful for the opportunity to learn …

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ELCA Global Links – January 2018

New bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land Please keep the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) in your prayers as it  installs the Rev. Sani Ibrahim Azar as the ELCJHL’s fourth bishop. The Rev. Munib Younan concludes his 20-year service as bishop and becomes bishop …

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Please pray for the NIS group traveling to India Feb 5-18

Congregations are asked to include some version of the prayers in your Sunday prayers on February 4 and February 11, as well as invite your prayer chains to include prayers for the group. The travelers would really appreciate it. February 5 – 18, 2018 “The LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9) Download …

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LDR Update: Hurricane Response and Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Caribbean Hurricane Response: A Reflection In late October, a small delegation from the ELCA traveled to Puerto Rico, St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John. They walked together in prayerful solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the Caribbean Synod and the Lutheran Social Services of Virgin Islands. Here, Johanna Olson, Manager for Relationships for the Europe, …

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ELCA Global Links – November 2017

‘Castillo Fuerte es Nuestro Dios’ Written by Martin Luther, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” is one of the best known and most beloved hymns among Lutherans around the world. Listen to a beautiful rendition, performed by students of our companion church, the United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Argentina and Uruguay.   March 2018 trip to Malaysia …

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ELCA Global Links – October 2017

‘Liberated by grace, encouraged by sisterhood’ As part of the ELCA International Women Leaders initiative, 22 women from nine nations came together this July in Wittenberg, Germany, to study and reflect on women in the Reformation. Read about their experience learning from the past and each other in October’s edition of Living Lutheran.   ‘Ni ubuntu…it is …

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Grants Available for India Trip

Global Mission Committee 2018 TRIP TO INDIA SCHOLARSHIP REQUEST FORM Requirements: Recipient must Be registered for the 2018 India Trip or provide proof that s/he is able to go on the trip Be a member of a Northern Illinois Synod, ELCA, congregation Agree to share his/her experiences with his/her congregation, other congregations in the Synod …

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