Contact Information

Global Mission Institute

Northwestern Hall 110B

Fax: 651-641-3531

Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education

"The Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education (AETE) was founded to offer those who teach evangelism at the seminary level and those who practice the ministry of evangelism in parish settings a collegial academy for the sharing of ideas and concepts related to their life's work.  The academy meets each year in October to exchange teaching methods, theological insights, trends in evangelism, the review of texts, and experiences that will serve as resources to colleagues."     


Association of Lutheran Mission Agencies

Arab World Ministries 

A 100+ year-old organization whose mission is to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to Muslims of the Arab world.

Avant Ministries

"Avant Ministries is a missionary sending agency headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, that recruits, equips, sends, supports and serves missionaries to more than twenty countries globally."

Bread for the World

Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging the United States’ decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. By changing policies, programs and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist, they provide help and opportunity far beyond the communities in which we live.


A non-profit which is designed to "bridge the gap" between those who have and those have not.  The mission is to provide the economically disadvantaged in transition with quality furniture and household items free of charge following a home visit and referral from a registered agency.

Books for Africa

A non-profit Minnesota based organization whose mission is to end the book famine in Africa.

Center for Development in Central America

"The Center for Development in Central America (CDCA) seeks to address human needs created by poverty by helping communities to become self-sufficient, sustainable, democratic entities in Nicaragua." 

Center for Global Education

Augsburg Colleges cross-cultural education program.

Chicago Center for Global Ministries

"The Chicago Center for Global Ministries (CCGM) was founded in 1993 as a common venture of Catholic Theological Union, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and McCormick Theological Seminary (PC/USA) to facilitate theological education for ministry and to further scholarly research from the perspective of globalization and the church's catholicity. "

China Graduate School of Theology

"In the seventies, while most theological education in Hong Kong was provided by bible schools, CGST was among the first to offer Master's programs. Mean-while, CGST did not ignore the needs of grass-root workers and lay Christian leaders. We initiated the grass-root evangelist training, evening extension courses, and theological training for homemakers."

China Service Ventures

"China Service Ventures (CSV) is committed to fostering mutually enriching relationships between Christian communities in North America and communities in China."

Concordia Language Villages

For nearly 50 years, Concordia Language Villages, in the beautiful North Woods of Minnesota, has been boldly and optimistically pursuing a vision of peace and understanding by introducing learners to the languages and cultures of our world. Our mission: to prepare young people for responsible citizenship in our global community. We are language advocates. We think it’s important for people to learn more than one language, and we want to help as many people as we can to do just that. We promote travel, even offering our own study abroad programs, so language learners can utilize their growing language skills and learn to communicate more independently within real-live communities. We have programs for all ages, from preschool programs for tiny tots to Elderhostel programs just for seniors, from family programs where all ages can learn together to adults-only programs where professionals can polish their skills.

Dictionary of African Christian Biography

The DACB is an online, multilingual, non-proprietary memory base containing over 1,000 biographies of African pioneers, evangelists, lay leaders, catechists, women, martyrs, theologians and leaders; the articles are written by Africans and non-Africans. This project is undertaken in collaboration with 121 participating institutions in Africa. DACB is a program of the Overseas Ministries Study Center.

Educational Resources and Referrals- China

"Our mission is to become one of the leading organizations sending teachers and experts to China. The goal is to assist in meeting the need for teachers of English and other specialized fields in China’s universities and educational institutions. A further goal is to facilitate the placement of experts in academic and economic development capacities."

ELCA Global Mission

ELCA global mission events, resources and news. 

Equal Exchange

Equal Exchange, founded in 1986, is the oldest and largest for-profit Fair Trade company in the US.

Feed My Starving Children

A Christian non-profit, based in Minnesota, that hopes to reduce the number of starving children throughout the world by working to instill compassion in a generation that hears and responds to the cries of those in need.

Global Health Ministries

This site is intended to serve as a resource for Lutheran health care work overseas.

Global Mapping International

"A non-profit corporation dedicated to furthering the cause of world evangelization through digital mapping, information resources and mission research" 

Heifer Project

A hunger relief effort that provides sources of food rather than short-term relief.

Hospitality Center for Chinese

Formed in 1992 as a response to the increasing number of Chinese scholars in the Twin Cities region, the center as an important place of friendship, understanding and Christian witness.

Iranian Christians International

"Iranian Christian International, Inc. (ICI) ministers to the approximately 8 million Iranians and Afghans living outside their countries today. ICI works closely with many mission organizations, churches and Christian workers. The ICI ministry is sustained through the prayers, contributions and commitment of those who share this vision."

International Bulletin of Missionary Research

"For over a quarter of a century the IBMR has earned a solid reputation as providing the very best in missionary research and sound biblical reflection on the Christian world mission"  

International Messengers

"International Messengers is an evangelical, interdenominational missions organization comprised of an international staff team. We are committed to making disciples of all nations through partnering with local churches to renew, train and mobilize believers for active involvement in reaching the world for Christ."

Jay Phillip Center for Jewish-Christian Learning

"Saint John's University and the University of St. Thomas, two Catholic institutions of higher learning in Minnesota, have played a leadership role in interfaith education.  In 1996 these schools formed a partnership whereby each of their individual programs in Jewish-Christian understanding could be mutually enhanced."


"Kinship of Greater Minneapolis provides long-term friendships to children ages 5-15 in need of additional adult support. Kinship operates as an inter-denominational Christian ministry, involving individuals, couples and families as mentors. In accordance with the parent’s or guardian’s support, the volunteers may offer Christian guidance in the form of healthy role modeling and companionship."

LCMS World Mission

The global gospel outreach of The Lutheran-Church Missouri Synod

Lutheran Bible Translators

"Come see how you, too, can make disciples of all nations by helping to bring God's Word to people in their own language"

Lutheran Health Care Bangladesh

An organization which provides maternal and child health care, education, community development programs, micro-savings group formation, safe water and improved sanitation projects in rural Bangladesh.

Lutheran Immigration and Relief Services

LIRS is one of the nation’s leading agencies of its kind. They welcome and advocate for refugees and other migrants.

Lutheran International Library Assistance Program (LILAP)

ELCA Global Mission, in cooperation with Luther Seminary, offers the opportunity to ship theological books to institutions in other parts of the world that will assist clergy and lay training.  Donations to the Global Mission Institute help support LILAP.

Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry

Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry (LPGM) is a mission advocacy organization that connects individuals and congregations with global mission opportunities.

Lutheran World Federation

A global communion of Christian churches that works with humanitarian assistance, mission and development, human rights, and ecumenical relations.

Lutheran World Relief

Lutheran World Relief works in overseas development and relief on behalf of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Lutherans Restoring Creation

“Lutherans Restoring Creation” is a grass roots movement within the ELCA, seeking to foster care for God's good creation in all expressions of our church's life. The goal is to incorporate care for creation into the organizational patterns, worship life, educational programs, responsibility for buildings and grounds, lifestyle of members at home and work, and public ministry of all of these institutions, so that earthkeeping and justice for all earth community becomes integral to the identity and purpose of our church.

Minnesota Council of Churches

The Minnesota Council of Churches manifests the unity of the body of Christ and builds the common good in the world in partnership with 24 member mainline Protestant, historical Black, and Orthodox judicatories.

Mission Frontiers

The bulletin of the U.S. Center for World Mission which is dedicated to fostering a global movement to establish an indigenous, and self-reproducing church planting movement amongst all of the 10,000 unreached peoples (ethnic groups) of the world


A non-profit service organization based in Wayzata committed to designing churches, hospitals, and schools, with an emphasis on the developing world.

Operation Bootstrap Africa

Operation Bootstrap Africa (OBA) is a Minnesota-based, non-profit, inter-denominational organization dedicated to helping people help themselves in a variety of educational programs in Africa.

Overseas Ministries Studies Center

OMSC was founded to strengthen the Christian world mission by providing residential programs for the renewal of missionaries and international church leaders, advancement of mission scholarship through research and publication, and continuing education in cross-cultural Christian ministries.  Study programs and January seminars are available for continuing education.

Pentecostal Evangel

The world's largest Pentecostal magazine.

Spirit Garage

Spirit Garage, Minneapolis, Uptown, is a Christian faith community that welcomes people at all places of faith and doubt.

Stand With Africa

A campaign of hope, withstanding AIDS, banishing hunger, and building peace

STEM Ministries

"STEM Int'l was founded in December 1984 for the purpose of sending volunteer mission Teams from various churches, schools, and other organizations to work in developing and disaster-stricken nations."

Strategic Network

The Network for Strategic Missions has established a website which, among other things, features a massive knowledgebase - a searchable archive of over 8,300 articles related to Christ, Christianity, missions and the Gospel.

United Bible Societies

"A World fellowship of Bible societies achieving the widest possible, effective and meaningful distribution of the Holy Scriptures and of helping people interact with the Word of God."

United Board for Christian Higher Education

"The United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia works to support a Christian presence in colleges and universities in Asia."

U.S. Center for World Mission

"The U.S. Center for World Mission (USCWM) is a community dedicated to making the glory of God fully known, and to bringing all the people groups on the earth to worship and obey God (as revealed in the Lord Jesus Christ). The USCWM produces and publishes resources to motivate and equip Christ's body to join Him in His Biblical purpose to "bless all the families of the earth" (Gen. 12:1-3).


The USCWM also engages in a variety of activities toward ensuring, as soon as possible, that each distinct people group is "reached" - that a viable movement is established to evangelize and disciple each people group."

Web of Creation

The Web of Creation was established to foster the movement for personal and social transformation to a just and sustainable world from religious perspectives.  The Web of Creation has also been developed to provide information and connections for theology students interested in environmental ministry.

World Mission Prayer League

A Lutheran missionary society centered in prayer.

Youth Encounter

Youth Encounter is an evangelical and confessional Christian organization that offers youth ministry resources to the church.