ALMA Member Information—Central American Lutheran Mission Society
CALMS is a grassroots mission society with board members from Lutheran congregations throughout the USA. Our organization is dedicated to helping fulfill the Great Commission by making and growing disciples of Jesus—our key outcomes! We make and grow disciples following these key strategies: • As we work collaboratively and in partnership with US and Central American churches, institutions and individuals; • As we build the capacity of leaders, churches, institutions, and organizations; and • As we help establish healthy communities (faith communities as well as healthy villages, towns and neighborhoods). CALMS has established official partnership agreements with national churches in Central America and with many individual congregations and Christian institutions to guide our ministries together with our Central American and US partners. The organization equips new leaders through hands-on training and facilitates strategic short-term mission teams to work with Central American communities and congregations. In 2014, CALMS sent 70 teams to serve with their Central American partners in long-term relationships. In this way, CALMS Connects and Advances Leaders in Mission and Service!