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 our educational mission in Germany. In the scope of cooperations, we have relations with various churches in Africa, East Asia, Australia, North America and Scandinavia.
Among others, the various tasks of the center are to put the following into practice:
Our Partnership Mission
We live and foster Christianity all over the world and, together with our partners in many countries of the world, we are striving for more justice, peace and the preservation of the Creation in this One World. We support intercultural exchange around the globe and encounters of people above and beyond cultural and religious borders.
Our partnerships with churches in Africa, Latin America, East Asia and the Pacific Region are characterized by encounters, staff exchange and financial support for church, social, medical and educational projects. In addition to the roughly 100 specialists who have currently been assigned to positions abroad on a temporary basis (pastors, deacons, teachers, physicians, engineers, business administration specialists or craftsmen), we also send out volunteers to our partner churches in the scope of a gap year to do voluntary work in the social sector in the scope of a FSJ year, as we call it in German, and grant scholarships abroad to students of theology.
In return, our work is complemented by the expert knowledge input of staff members who come from our partner churches abroad to see us and work with us in Germany. Together with our partners, we commit ourselves to standing up for common matters and enhancing the skills of all parties involved.
Our Development Mission
We encourage ecumenical and global learning and we are committed to our partners’ concerns. We stand up for human rights to give women, men and children a chance to live in dignity and freedom.
For this purpose, we support and improve international partnerships consisting of groups, parishes and church districts. We provide lectures, seminars, conferences, workshops, we send out our staff to schools, exhibitions and offer consultancy services. Apart from different types of events for our employed staff members and volunteers, it is our educational mission to offer opportunities for the discussion of political topics and for an interdenominational dialogue and ecumenical learning for those who are interested in and committed to the church and for state institutions.
Our Mission is to live our Faith
God has called us to serve Him in His mission and to encourage people in spreading the message of Jesus Christ, namely faith, hope and love above and beyond all borders.
In the organizational chart of the church office of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Bavaria, the center belongs to main area C, “Ecumenism and church life”.