International Work in the World

"Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." (Matth. 28: 18-20).

Missionary work is a basic mission of the Church. It's based on the Great Commission and carried out by parishes in cooperation with Church mission organisations. Each Jyväskylä regional parish has its own missionaries and their mission fields. 

Missionary work is holistic, containing spiritual and physical aspects of everyday life. Jyväskylä Parish also supports the work of the Finn Church Aid.


Join the Mission!

Most of our activities such as baking and making handicrafts to be sold for supporting missions are unfortunately in Finnish. Nevertheless, if you are interested in joining such activities even with children please don't hesitate to ask.

You are most welcome to join the activities and we will help you to find them. Most of our workers do speak English, so you are more than welcome to join us!

young bangladeshian people sitting, two of them sitting on a bicycle taxi. Pic Martti Laukkanen, FLOM
Youngsters in Bangladesh. Pic by Martti Laukkanen, FLOM


Jyväskylä Parish is a fair parish. In the Fairtrade Church, solidarity is reflected in everyday actions.  By favouring Fairtrade products, the congregation ensures that smallholder farmers in developing countries have a better livelihood and the opportunity to decide on their own lives.