Sharing the love of Christ
The Nebraska Synod and the ELCA are engaged in ministry around the world, sharing the love of Christ with our brothers and sisters in more than 80 companion churches in other countries.
As the church, we approach this ministry through a model of accompaniment, walking together with our global neighbors, engaging in ministry with and alongside each other. Companion church relationships enrich and deepen our ministries by exposing us to global challenges and perspectives as we seek to work with one another to build up the body of Christ in the world. The Nebraska Synod is blessed to have two strong, healthy and vibrant companion church relationships. Since 1990 we have been in partnership with the United Evangelical Lutheran Church in Argentina and Uruguay (IELU) and since 1993 we have been in partnership with the Northern Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania.
As Christians, we are not fully one holy and catholic church without a global perspective. Our companion relationships enlarge our world view. Global connections help us see the world’s challenges in a new way and examine our own problems and joys through new eyes. These connections also strengthen God’s mission in the world.