Immigrant Mission

The people of the world are finding their way in the cities and neighborhoods of the Southeastern District. More than 300,000 Ethiopian Immigrants call the DC-Baltimore Metro area “home”. Small worshipping communities are gathering in homes, shopping centers, and shared congregational space throughout the Southeastern District. At this time (2018), there are 29 worshipping communities and chartered congregations, with more beginning each month.

Support for these new missions takes shape in several very important ways. Start-up grant are often provided for the new mission. There is a great investment in equipping and preparing leaders for these ministries through local networks, the Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology (EIIT), colloquy, and the Pastoral Leadership Institute.

Immigrant Ministries

Ethiopian Lutheran at St. Andrew, Silver Spring MD

Zion Praise Tabernacle at Trinity, Bowie MD