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The LWF’s work related to Church Growth and Sustainability is now implemented across different programs of Churches in Mission.

For information on current programs on Leadership please see here.


Regional leadership consultations. Regional expressions. Mutual accompaniment. Regional communication networks.

We assist our member churches build strong leadership that is rooted in the theology of holistic mission. This program emphasizes member churches’ growth and sustainability in the spiritual, relational and organizational challenges of being churches, with an emphasis on the development of theological and leadership resources.

Training and support to church leaders is therefore a priority of this program if they are to equip themselves to manage and build sustainable churches.

Church Growth and Sustainability encourages our churches to share in learning across regions and around the globe. It is connected to the LWF’s strategy of promoting good governance practices that are participatory, empowering, transparent and accountable.

DMD assists member churches in building human capacity deeply grounded in the theology of holistic mission, and in training and supporting church leaders to equip them in managing and leading sustainable, relevant and credible churches in their own context.

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