We are a church that believes God is calling us into the world — together. 

Seventy million Lutherans do make a difference! As a member of The Lutheran World Federation, the ELCA is one of 142 member churches in 79 countries all over the world. We are called to walk alongside our Lutheran brothers and sisters to grow the church and to do God’s work of restoring and reconciling communities everywhere.  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.
  • 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.

Companion Synod

As a Glocal Church, we partner with Lutherans around the globe for the sake of relationship, ministry, and a shared witness in the Gospel. Every synod in the ELCA has a global companion synod we partner with in a spirit of accompaniment.  The Rocky Mountain Synod has been privileged to share in relationship with four companion synods in the Malagasy Lutheran Church of Madagascar.

Companion Synod Information

Global Mission 

Walking and working together, we seek to accompany our companions. Accompaniment is defined as walking together in a solidarity that practices interdependence and mutuality. The ELCA lives out accompaniment in relationships with global companions, striving to share God’s love and participate in God’s mission together. Learn more about ELCA Global Mission and the Rocky Mountain Synod Global Mission Committee

Global Mission

ELCA World Hunger

Hunger and poverty are the result of many interconnected causes and are most successfully alleviated when a project addresses more than one of these causes.  People who live in poverty need to be part of the decisions about what they need.  Thus, programs supported by ELCA World Hunger accompany people and often take an integrated approach to community development, in which a community works across several areas simultaneously to create lasting change. 

Rocky Mountain Synod Hunger Network

Peace Not Walls

Peace Not Walls connects us with our Palestinian Lutheran companions—promoting dignity, full respect for human rights, healing and reconciliation. With our companions in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), we also accompany Palestinians and Israelis, Jews, Christians and Muslims working together for peace with justice.

RMS Peace Not Walls Network