- Referat für Ökumene und Mission
- Bekenntnis von Belhar, Confession of Belhar
- Weltweit verbunden, connected worldwide
- Brot für die Welt, Katastrophenhilfe, Fairer Handel, Oikocredit
- Ökumenisches Lernen
- Umwelt und Nachhaltigkeit
- Weitere Themen und Beauftragungen
- Flucht und Migration
- Gemeinde / Church international
Connected worldwide, weltweit verbunden
One body, many different parts - according to this biblical image (1 Cor 12:12) the Church of Lippe sees itself as part of the worldwide manyfold Christianity. Besides the ecumenical connections in Lippe and Germany, the international relations are very important for us. We live them in the international ecumenical church bodies, in our partnerships and in the mission agencies associated with us.
Membership in Ecumenical Church Bodies
The Church of Lippe is one of 20 member churches of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD). In addition, it belongs to the following church associations/organisations:
In addition to this the Lutheran Class of our Church is member of the following bodies:
The Lippische Landeskirche has lively international church partnerships with six European and African churches, which are founded on partnership agreements. In addition there exists the partnership with two West African churches in connection with the "Norddeutsche Mission" (Bremen Mission, see also "Mission"). And a partnership with the Evangelical Church of Anhalt has existed since 1981.
► Lithuania: Evangelical Reformed and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lithuania
► Poland: Evangelical Reformed Church in Poland
Besides these Partnerships there is existing a great variety of connections to partnercongregations and projects on the congregational level.
"Mission" - by this we understand today the holistic and healing movement of God towards mankind. As churches and Christians we participate in this movement - in proclamation and diaconal action as well as in the work for justice, peace and the integrity of creation (Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE), 2007). The Lippische Landeskirche is connected with three mission agencies: Together with the member churches, they work locally for justice and a credible witness of our common faith. Development is an important part of this, as it is working together in theology.
The Lutheran Class of the Lippe Chirch is in addition to this connected to the Evangelisch-lutherischen Missionswerk in Niedersachen (Hermannsburger Mission) verbunden.