Chile

  •  Country Summary
  • The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod began supporting mission work in Chile in 1960. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Chile, now known as the Confessional Lutheran Church of Chile, became a partner church in 1960.

    The Confessional Lutheran Church of Chile (IELCHI) partners with the LCMS and other partner church bodies in Latin America to educate pastors and other mission leaders through a Mission Training School. The LCMS also helps support their urban outreach in Santiago.

    The LCMS has supported nutrition, sanitation and anti-drug education programs in Chile, and the LCMS responded to the 8.8-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami that struck central Chile in February 2010.

    The Confessional Lutheran Church of Chile is a sister/partner church of the LCMS. It works closely with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Argentina, which operates a Lutheran seminary where many Chilean pastors are trained.

    The church has more than 170 members.

     

  •  Missionaries
  • Currently, no LCMS missionaries reside in this country. To search for missionaries serving in this region in other countries, please visit missionary search database. To learn more about the LCMS global mission team, visit www.lcms.org/missionaries.

     

  •  Partner Churches
  • A partner church is a church body with whom the LCMS has full altar and pulpit fellowship. Many LCMS partner churches are also members of the International Lutheran council, a worldwide association of confessional Lutheran church bodies. Some LCMS partner churches came into existence through LCMS-supported mission efforts while others have historic roots that pre-date the LCMS or that are sourced in the mission efforts of other Lutheran church bodies.

  •  Contact Information
  • Field Office Address:
    Apartado 1356
    Santiago, Dominican Republic

    (Please do NOT send packages to this address)

     

News Stories

Latin America – LCMS News & Information
Missouri Synod missionaries from across U.S. accept calls to serve abroad
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has announced 10 missionaries accepting calls to serve in seven countries around the globe. The Synod’s newest missionaries serve in Germany, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, Peru, Spain and Uganda.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 3:14:03 PM

‘Boards and Business’ — LCMS Board of Directors
Actions at the Board’s May 19-20 meeting in St. Louis include adoption of a prudent, lean Synod budget, contingent on further expense reductions.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 12:02:38 PM

Photo essay: One Foundation
A new addition to a multi-use building in Santiago, Dominican Republic, will now house a regional disaster-response/mercy center.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 4:10:51 PM

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