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Evangelische Missionswerk in Deutschland (EMW)

The Association of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany (EMW) is a fellowship of Protestant churches – whether members of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) or Free Churches –, mission departments and associations supporting missionary, ecumenical and development cooperation between Christians in Germany and churches overseas.

The EMW has close working relations
with partners in all continents such as global ecumenical bodies as there are:
■ the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the World Community of Reformed Churches (WCRC)
■ continental, regional and national Church Councils and Christian Conferences
■ churches and church organisations
■ grass-root organisations and actors in civil society.

Cooperation in World Mission: Regional Desks
Working together for God’s mission calls for intensive dialogue with partners. The EMW has a number of regional desks responsible for relations with partners in various parts of the world and different areas of activity:
■ the Desk for Africa/Middle East,
■ the Desk for Latin America, and
■ the Desk for Asia/Pacific
They coordinate the work between Christians in Germany and churches and organisations overseas. They organize mutual visits, consultations and meetings to promote North-South exchange and make the voices and concerns of partners heard in Germany.

EMW‘s support for the partners
Funds from German churches are channelled via EMW to support mission programmes run by partners such as the World Council of Churches, World Bible Society, the Christian Conference of Asia and others. One major focus is on supporting theological education overseas.
Many smaller ecumenical organisations, Christian youth networks or projects aimed at improving inter-religious dialogue are assisted by EMW.

The Theological Education and Studies Desk
This desk provides accompaniment and support for ecumenical theological seminaries, colleges and associations of educational institutions in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, the Pacific and Asia.
It stipulates debates on mission and contextual theology, inter-religious dialogue and ecumenical issues.

Service for EMW Members
EMW facilitates discussion, mutual exchange and cooperation between its members, organisations and churches worldwide.
It administers „The Statement of Needs“ whereby German regional Churches fund divers programmes and project worldwide. EMW represents its members
at the German federal Government and counsels its members on legal matters.

Studies and Public Relations
EMW promotes interest in and a commitment to mission and to the worldwide Church among churches in Germany. Focussing on networking with
the world Christianity. EMW enriches church life in Germany with the experience and insight of Christians in other countries and promotes ecumenical dialogue worldwide.
EMW produces publications on mission and contextual theology, inter-religious dialogue, ecumenical issues, teaching material, series of books focusing on individual countries and areas, development issues and background information for those working on ecumenical topics.

  • Motifs from the current calendar of the Missionswerke. Please order here.

  • Motifs from the current calendar of the Missionswerke. Please order here.

  • Motifs from the current calendar of the Missionswerke. Please order here.

Board of EMW

Every six years 54 persons are being delegated by EMW's members and associates into the General Assembly. The General Assembly elects a maximum of 15 representatives on the Board. A chair person and two substitutes are presiding the Board.

(From left) Pastor Christoph Haus (Bund Evang. Freikirchlicher Gemeinden in Deutschland K.d.ö.R.); Pastor Raimund Hertzsch (Evangelischen Brüder-Unität);  Pastor Dr. Jochen Motte (VEM); Pastor Peter Weigand (MEW);  Pastor Roland Herpich (BMW); Bishop Petra Bosse-Huber (EKD);  Pastor Dr. Ulrich Schöntube (Gossner Mission); Dr. med. Gisela Schneider (DifäM); Uwe Michelsen (Rat der EKD);  Bishop Jan Janssen (Rat der EKD);  Pastor Susanne Labsch (EMS);  Pastor Michael Thiel (ELM);  Pastor Dr. Erhard Berneburg (AMD);  Not in the pict: Pastor Wolfgang Bay (EMK-Weltmission), Prof. Dr. Dieter Becker (DGMW); Prof. Dr. Ulrich Dehn (theological counselor)
(From left) Pastor Christoph Haus (Bund Evang. Freikirchlicher Gemeinden in Deutschland K.d.ö.R.); Pastor Raimund Hertzsch (Evangelischen Brüder-Unität); Pastor Dr. Jochen Motte (VEM); Pastor Peter Weigand (MEW); Pastor Roland Herpich (BMW); Bishop Petra Bosse-Huber (EKD); Pastor Dr. Ulrich Schöntube (Gossner Mission); Dr. med. Gisela Schneider (DifäM); Uwe Michelsen (Rat der EKD); Bishop Jan Janssen (Rat der EKD); Pastor Susanne Labsch (EMS); Pastor Michael Thiel (ELM); Pastor Dr. Erhard Berneburg (AMD); Not in the pict: Pastor Wolfgang Bay (EMK-Weltmission), Prof. Dr. Dieter Becker (DGMW); Prof. Dr. Ulrich Dehn (theological counselor)

Bishop Jan Janssen - Chairperson of Board of EMW

: Bischof Jan Janssen

(born 1963) served as Parish Pastor, Pastor of Deutsche Evangelische Kirchentag. Since 2008 he is elected Bishop of Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Oldenburg and since 2010 Chairman of Board of EMW .

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Barbara Deml

Deputy Chairman of Board of EMW

Berlin Mission

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Rev. Wolfgang Bay DD - Deputy Chairperson of Board of EMW

Deputy Chairman of Board of EMW

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Rev. Dr Erhard Berneburg

General Secretary of Arbeitsgemeinschaft Missionarische Dienste (AMD), Berlin

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Bishop Petra Bosse-Huber

Bishop of Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), Hannover

EKD's Department for Ecumenical Relations and Ministries Abroad headed by Bishop Petra Bosse-Huber is responsible for the coordination of the EKD's international relations and German language ministries abroad. She serves on the Board of EMW since 2014.

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Bishop Kirsten Fehrs

delegated by Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany

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Rev. Hans-Georg Furian

Superintendent of Evangelical Church Berlin - Brandenburg - Silesian Oberlausitz

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Rev. Christoph Haus

General Secretary of the Union of Evangelical Free Churches in Germany - German Baptist Union

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Rev. Raimund Hertzsch

Director of Unity Board of Evangelischen Brüder-Unität - Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine (Moravian Church)

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Rev. Hanns Hoerschelmann

Director of Mission EineWelt/Centrum für Partnerschaft, Entwicklung und Mission der. Ev.-Luth. Kirche in Bayern

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Dr. Beate Jakob

German Institute for Medical Mission (DIFAEM)

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Rev. Dr Jochen Motte

Head of Department UEM
Advocacy - for Human Rights, Peace and Environment

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Nehring

Mission EineWelt/Centrum für Partnerschaft, Entwicklung und Mission der. Ev.-Luth. Kirche in Bayern

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Rev. Christian Reiser

Director of Gossner Mission, Berlin

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Rev. Michael Thiel

Director of Evangelical-Lutheran Mission in Niedersachsen (ELM), Hermannsburg

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Prof Dr Ulrich Dehn - Theological Adviser of the Board

Adviser to the Board of EMW


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