Felm is an agency of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (ELF) for its international work. Felm is a faith-based organization working on a holistic misson: church cooperation, development, peace and reconciliation, advocacy and emergency relief. Felm´s work aims to promote human dignity and justice around the world. The Christian message of hope, faith and neighbourly love has been the cornerstone of FELM’s work for almost 160 years.
The North Church is the youngest Protestant church in Germany. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany, as it is officially called, was founded at Pentecost 2012. It is a union of the North Elbe Church in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein with the Church of Mecklenburg and the Pomeranian Church. The experiences as Protestant churches in East and West have entered into this connection. They are common treasure. Connected with this is the claim to a ministry at eye level, while the belief in God and the Gospel unites the people of this Church.
The Leipzig Missionswerk can look back on a long history and rich tradition. It is a place of diverse encounters. They want to strengthen the awareness of mission in churches, institutions, synods and groups of their sponsoring churches. Missionary communities exist anywhere in the world. They carry their missionary responsibilities by acting as part of the whole in the worldwide church. The Leipzig Missionswerk want to provide insights into this worldwide church, raise awareness of the lives of their brothers and sisters in other parts of the world, and contribute to the building of churches in Germany with their worldwide experience.
Mission EineWelt is the centre for partnership, development and mission of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Bavaria by whose order the center fosters and encourages relations with Lutheran partner churches in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific Region. Development policy is Mission EineWelt’s educational mission in Germany. In the scope of cooperations, they have relations with various churches in Africa, East Asia, Australia, North America and Scandinavia.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church is a church formed by the Norwegian Mission Japan Mission (NMS) and the Norwegian Lutheran Free Church Japan Mission (LFCN). On November 3, 1961, 14 churches of NMS and LFCN who were evangelizing in the region gathered to create the Evangelical Lutheran Church, and on November 3, 1980, the Evangelical Lutheran Church was approved. Today, missionaries have been dispatched from the Evangelical Lutheran Church to Thailand, and it has come to participate in world missionary work.
Malagasy Lutheran Church
The Lutheran faith was brought to Madagascar by Norwegian and American missionaries. The Norwegian Missionary Society began its work in the centre and the south of the country in 1866, and the Mission of the American Lutheran Church in the south-west in 1888. The church grew and spread, and became autonomous as one body in 1950, under the name Malagasy Lutheran Church and under Malagasy responsibility and leadership. Malagasy Lutheran Church is in the forefront of the preaching of the gospel and evangelization campaigns, and especially the work of the revival movement against the worship of idols and the traditions and beliefs that contradict the gospel.
The Norwegian Mission Society is the first and oldest mission organization in Norway. It started at a group of approximately 180 people in the town of Stavanger in Norway in August 1842. The goal was to spread the Christian religion to other peoples, mainly in Africa. Hans Paludan Smith Schreuder became the first missionary, leaving for Zululand (South Africa) in 1843. NMS is currently working in the following countries or regions: Estonia, United Kingdom, France, Cameroon, Mali, Ethiopia, South Africa, Madagascar, Brazil, Pakistan, China, Thailand, and Japan. The society also works in the Middle East through satellite television.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Rooted and built in Jesus! This is the core of ELCA’s work as they walks with more than 80 companion churches in other countries to participate in God’s reconciling mission through proclamation and service. Participating in these relationships, ELCA members see how people’s lives are touched by the gospel, how their lives are transformed and renewed, and how their communities live in hope.