The LWF Communion Office carries out the communion’s tasks as mandated by the Assembly and the Council. It serves and works together with LWF member churches, as well as related agencies, theological institutions and ecumenical partners.
The LWF Communion Office is comprised of the:
- Department for Mission & Development
- Department for Planning and Operations
- Department for Theology & Public Witness
- Department for World Service
- Office of the General Secretary
Around 65 staff members from more than 20 different countries are based in the LWF Communion Office. Half of them are internationally recruited executive staff, and the other half are locally recruited administrative staff.
The Communion Office’s location in the Ecumenical Center in Geneva, Switzerland, ensures close cooperation with the World Council of Churches and other Christian world communions, as well as international secular organizations.
The LWF Council determines the structure and mandate of the Communion Office.