Global Mission

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.

Specifically, the Nebraska Synod is engaged with two companion synod churches - the United Evangelical Lutheran Church in Argentina and Uruguay (IELU) and the Northern Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania - as well as one accompaniment partner church - the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land.

 

Upcoming Accompaniment Trips

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

The Nebraska Synod is coordinating 2 accompaniment trips, please consider joining one of these trips to learn more about our companion partners, listen to their stories and share our faith together.

Argentina Trip:  October 8 - October 18, 2018 - Cost of the trip is approximately $3,800 which includes all travel, lodging and most meals.  You will be responsible for securing your passport (if necessary).

Tanzania Trip: February 4 - February 19, 2019 - Cost of the trips is $4,500 per person (estimated). This cost covers airfare, visa, ground transportation, group tips, safari, all lodging and meals. You will be responsible for securing your passport (if necessary) and any needed shots and medications.

For more information or reservation forms please contact office@nebraskasynod.org.

 

Global Mission Partners

Staff Contact:

Global Mission Committee

Chairperson: 

Members: Sharon Carlson - Fremont, NE: Sherrill Echternkamp - Clay Center, NE: Becky Hansmeier - Omaha, NE; Chris Lund - Omaha, NE; Jeanne Madsen - Wayne, NE; Diane Reece - Wahoo, NE; Sandy Terry - Fremont, NE; Rev. Kristen Van Stee - Wayne, NE.

Global Mission Speakers Bureau

The Nebraska Synod Global Mission Committee has a speakers bureau available for congregations and groups wishing to learn more about the Synod's ministry of accompaniment with our brothers and sisters abroad. Below are individuals who are available for speaking engagements:

Argentina

  • Chris Lund
  • Deb Lund

Tanzania

  • Marty Malley
  • Bill Davis
  • Carolyn Hellerich
  • Bob Kasworm
  • Scott Koehn
  • Nicole Mroczek
  • Sandy Terry

Holy Land

  • Rev. Mary Jensen
  • Rev. Megan Morrow
     

If you are interested in having one or more of these individuals speak to your congregation or group, contact Synod staff below.

Staff Contact:

If you are interested in supporting the Global Mission programs of the Nebraska Synod, please visit our online giving site.