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Partner Agencies

Our Partner Agencies are organizations that work alongside us to carry out our shared mission. If you are interested in becoming a Partner Agency, click here to learn about our requirements and application process. 

We also provide updates from our Partner Agencies so that you can stay informed about the great work they are doing.

Global Workers

Our Global Workers are individuals who are called to serve as missionaries in different parts of the world. If you feel called to serve in this way, click here to learn about our application process and requirements. If you are already a Global Worker, click here for information on our grant process and how to apply. 

We also provide updates from our Global Workers so that you can stay connected with them and their work. 

If you’d like to see our current Global Workers, click here and search “Global Workers” in the “Partner Status” search bar.  

Recognized Ministries

Our Recognized Ministries are organizations that share our commitment to spreading the gospel and serving those in need. If you are interested in becoming a Recognized Ministry, click here to learn about our requirements and vetting process. 

Congregational Partnerships

Congregational Partnerships are vetted by the Mission Vetting Team of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC) and must be approved by the Executive Council. These ministries are started and administered by a single congregation and may receive support from that congregation and others within the same Mission District. The partnerships may include congregations from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) or the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY), and the protocols for starting these partnerships will be established by the Mission Team. 

Click here to learn about the approval process for becoming a Congregational Partner, as well as the support we offer. You can also find a listing of our Congregational Partnerships organized by congregation and Mission District. 

Multi-National Congregations

Our Multi-National Congregations bring together people from different cultural backgrounds to worship and serve together. Click here to learn more about these unique congregations and how you can start one in your community. 

For more information on any of our ministry partners, please contact the Rev. Carol Fryer at [email protected]

“And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

– Matthew 28:18-20 ESV

The Great Commission Fund of the North American Lutheran Church endorses ministries seeking prayer and financial support from congregations and individuals. Questions? Get in touch with the Missions Office.

The NALC vision calls for every congregation, small or large, to have an active, intentional relationship supporting a local community ministry, one of the NALC mission congregations in North America and one global mission.

Take some time to read about global workers, congregations and projects that are seeking support. Consider adopting a ministry, worker or project and commit to support the work they are doing.

Find a ministry to adopt

The Great Commission Fund provides short-term grants in order to produce long-term change. By donating to the Great Commission Fund, you are helping to provide transitional support, emergency aid, and startup funds for ministries and new mission starts.

It’s been such a blessing to watch the NALC’s new mission starts and global projects grow. Each year we’re adding new global workers, supporting new ministries and watching congregations form and renew. This is all a result of your Mission-Driven efforts. By partnering with the Great Commission Fund, for even as little as $10 a month, you are supporting these Mission-Driven efforts in the future. 100% of your pledge to the Great Commission Fund goes directly to these mission projects.