The Association of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the ELCA is the association for and led by Asians in the ELCA. Its mission is:
- To encourage the expression of Christian faith from an Asian Pacific Islander perspective.
- To support the unique gifts of Asian Pacific Islanders as they give witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
- To encourage Asian Pacific Islander members of the ELCA to participate fully in all expressions of the ELCA.
- To support the implementation of the ELCA national Asian and Pacific Islander Ministry Strategy.
- To support the growth and development of ordained and lay leadership within the Asian Pacific Islander communities within the ELCA.