The good news of Christ is for all people around the world. Our calling is to go wherever God calls us and to bring the Gospel to the ends of the earth. "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations …" (Matthew 28:19).
Our calling is to proclaim the good news of Jesus so that people may come to know Him as Lord and Savior. "Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ" (Acts 5:42).
According to the Word of God, the congregation is the right form of the Kingdom of God on earth. We believe the best way for people to be reached for Christ and grow in Christ is to be part of a free and living local congregation. A congregation is people gathering to worship, where the Word of God is preached and taught, the sacraments are rightly administered, and there is organization. "Everything must be done so that the church may be built up" (I Corinthians 14:26).
Nationals ought to be equipped by the Word and Spirit of God to live out their faith and lead their congregations. "So Christ Himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors, and teachers, to equip His people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up" (Ephesians 4:11-12). Training the next generation of national pastors and leaders is vital. This is the purpose of ministries such as the Seminary in Brazil (SETELL), the Lutheran Seminary in India, and the Ambassador Institute.