Finnish Lutheran Mission
The Finnish Lutheran Mission (FLM) is one of the official organisations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (ELCF) channelling international work. FLM was founded in 1967 as a result of a strong revival movement among young people.
Our vision is “to be a dynamic Lutheran movement which offers Christian fellowship, and is known for its strong emphasis on Bible teaching and sharing the Good News where Christ is not yet known”.
The foundation of our work is reliance on God’s word. We aim to work in an unprejudiced way and in a spirit of cooperation.
We work both in Finland and abroad. In Finland we work through our regional organisations in order to spread the Good News and to strengthen and support the local churches. We place a special emphasis on work among young people.
FLM has its own college which offers, amongst others, the following three streams of study: biblical, theological, and, thirdly, a combined music and arts stream. In addition, the college offers training for international work.
Outside of Finland, FLM works in some parts of Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania. The work includes both ecclesiastical and humanitarian aspects. FLM is involved in several development projects in Africa and Asia.
FLM has approximately 100 personnel in Finland and 100 internationally.
The major part of finances comes from private individuals and local churches. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland provides finances for development projects. The college receives financial support from the Ministry of Education.
In its overseas work FLM cooperates mainly with Lutheran churches, in particular the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, the West Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia. In addition, FLM works in cooperation with international organisations, such as (the German society) Evangeliumsgemeinschaft Mittlerer Osten and with SAT-7.
FINNISH LUTHERAN MISSION
tel. +358 19 77 920
fax +358 19 757055
email: flm [at] sekl [dot] fi