Companion Synod Team​

Our Companion Synods give us the opportunity to engage with Companion Christians who live out their faith in different parts of the world. As we come together with our CoSyn Lutheran Christians in Papua New Guinea, Russia and other parts of the world, we both bless them and receive their blessings. We both teach and learn. We both encourage and are encouraged.

Every congregation in the Central States Synod is encouraged to celebrate the World-wide church we are a part of and to find ways to walk more closely together with our partners in Papua New Guinea, Russia, and around the globe.


For a more detailed explanation of the Companion Synod Ministry, read:

Companion Synod Ministry, CSS-ELCA.​



Sunday, April 18, 2021 was designated at the Sunday for congregations in the Central States Synod to lift up and celebrate our companion church relationship to the Kote District of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea (ELCPNG) by resolution of the synod council. You are invited to use the prepared bulletin insert that Sunday. 


Also, there are links to two brief videos.  The first video highlights our efforts to raise funds to help purchase Sunday School materials for the Kote District. The second video clip provides general information about our companion Church in Papua New Guinea. The bulletin insert contains additional information as well as prayer suggestions for that Sunday. 


Don't miss this opportunity to remember that we are part of a global church and that we are not the only ones struggling with the pandemic and challenges in ministry."    

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Far East Deanery


Reports, updates and trip summaries of the Far East Deanery of the Lutheran Synod of the Urals, Siberia and the Far East.


Kotte District

Papua New Guinea

Reports, updates and trip summaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Kotte District of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea.


Young Adults in Global Mission

Stories, missions, and updates from the ELCA and Central States Youth participating as a YAGM.