Glocal Mission Gatherings(GMGs), offered through ELCA Global Mission, bring together congregational leaders for a day and a half of worship, workshops and sharing around global and local mission. “Glocal” is a new term used to describe God’s work where global and local realities connect. Every day, in the food we eat, the clothes we wear and the cars we drive, we are having glocal experiences. GMGs help you make sense of these connections and experience them within the context of your faith.
God has been moving people since Adam and Eve packed up and left the garden. The world is migrating and immigrating every day, shifting and changing cultures. Clothes, food and music are being influenced by this movement, connecting our worlds at these glocal intersections. However, God is changing more than just the spices we cook with; God is opening our hearts and minds.
This message is adapted from “Where global and local connect,” an article by Valora Starr in Interchange the monthly newsletter of Women of the ELCA.