Southeast Asia and Pacific
The LCA has long-standing mission partnerships with churches in the Pacific and Southeast Asia.
- Cambodia – Lutheran Church in Cambodia (LCC)
- Indonesia – the LCA works with and through the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) National Committee Indonesia which consists of 13 Indonesian Lutheran churches:
- Huria Kristen Batak Protestan (HKBP)
- Huria Kristen Indonesia (HKI)
- Gereja Kristen Protestan Indonesia (GKPI)
- Gereja Kristen Protestan Simalungan (GKPS)
- Gereja Kristen Protestan Angkola (GKPA)
- Gereja Kristen Lutheri Indonesia (GKLI)
- Gereja Angowuloa Masehi Indonesia Nias (AMIN)
- Banua Niha Keriso Protestan (BNKP)
- Gereja Punguan Kristen Batak (GKPB)
- Gereja Kristen Protestan di Mentawai (GKPM)
- Gereja Kristen Protestan Pakpak Dairi GKPPD)
- Gereja Kristen Persekutuan (GKP)
- Orahua Niha Keriso Protestan (ONKP)
- Malaysia – Lutheran Church in Malaysia (LCM) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Malaysia (ELCM)
- Myanmar – Lutheran Bethlehem Church (LBC), Lutheran Church in Myanmar (LCM), Myanmar Lutheran Church (MLC) and the Mara Evangelical Church (MEC)
- Papua New Guinea – Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea (ELC-PNG)
- Sabah (East Malaysia) – Basel Christian Church of Malaysia (BCCM)
- Singapore – Lutheran Church in Singapore (LCS)
- Thailand – Evangelical Lutheran Church of Thailand (ELCT).
Through these partnerships, the LCA also participates in ministry and mission in countries beyond the borders of our partner churches as they engage in mission with their near neighbours. The LCA is a member of the Mekong Mission Forum (MMF), which encourages and supports the emerging churches of the Mekong region. The LCA also supports the theological training of pastors in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Burundi (ELCB).
For more about our international partnerships, visit LCA International Mission.
A unique partnership exists between the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) and the Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC). This is the only church with which the LCA has entered into a formal 'Recognition of Relationship’. The document was co-signed by the presidents of the two churches in 1993. Since then there have been four pastoral exchanges between the two churches, and in 2008 LCA and LCC national and district presidents met in Adelaide, Australia, for a series of meetings.