Mission and Ministry work in Asia

Project: Scholarships and Seminary Support

There is a need for trained Lutheran pastors to reach the lost throughout Asia with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This project provides scholarships for pastoral candidates to study at Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) partner seminaries and assists in the operating costs of these seminaries. In Asia, seven church bodies in different countries partner with the LCMS through eight seminaries to provide theological education for future pastors. In many cases, these students are from the countryside and attend seminaries far from their homes, with the intent of returning to share the Gospel with those in their remote areas.

Project: Education and Instruction for Pastors

Support is needed to provide theological conferences for Lutheran pastors and church leaders in Asia. Gathering to meet face-to-face emphasizes common Lutheran teachings, while strengthening the faith of the attendees and building new relationships with other Lutherans across 12 different countries in Asia. Seven of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) partner church bodies in Asia provide theological training through eight seminaries, yet most lack the resources to bring together pastors and church leaders regularly. Congregations often struggle simply to pay the pastor a salary, much l