One of the opportunities of a companion synod relationship is forming partnerships between congregations in the Metropolitan New York Synod and the congregations in the North Western Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania for the purpose of building up the Body of Christ.
Companion congregations creatively explore our oneness in Christ as we grow in our relationship with one another and share the Gospel. Congregations experience the joy of both giving and receiving. Friendships are formed and opportunities for experiencing another culture are offered.
We at GA have been partnered with the Kayaga Church in Tanzania led by Pastor Jonathan Ntwale. In building relationship with Kayaga, a Companion Relationship Committee will need to be formed. Lay leaders in the congregation will commit to nurturing the relationship. Please contact Deacon Camille Holman if you are interested in participating in this mission.