We are a department of the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) and seek to equip, encourage, engage in and support the growth of holistic ministry carried out in relationship with our partners overseas and the individuals, congregations and districts of the LCA.

LCA International Mission seeks to follow our Lord in his mission to the ends of the earth to make disciples of all nations. We partner with, support and resource local people in mission.

Vision and how we work

We see a church whose members will be witnesses for Christ locally, nationally, regionally and throughout the world (Acts 1:8). We see a church where the joy of partnering one another in the gospel for the sake of all whom we seek to serve is evident (Phil 1:3-6). We serve in a way that reflects our commitment to the teachings and confessions of the Lutheran Church of Australia: we work in partnership; we value holistic ministry; we value the opportunities to empower local people for local ministry. LCA International Mission focuses on programs that enhance the capacity of our partners in Australia and overseas to carry out holistic ministry.
We do this through consultancy and collaborative partnerships with other Lutheran churches overseas and in partnership with people, congregations and departments of the LCA. The goal is to strengthen all partners with the growth of their ministry and mission, in order to achieve graduated empowerment.Through partnering in mission and ministry with others, we work to create a culture of mission at home.