The objective of the society is the documentation of cultural and religious change, since the beginning of the colonial period, when the Lutheran Mission started with the arrival of Johann Flierl in 1886. This is illustrated by the archive of the “Mission OneWorld Centre” that hosts the historic records, the correspondence, the photo and the film collection.

By encouraging research, organizing seminars and promoting publications the society wants to facilitate a deeper understanding of the history, the mission activity, the culture and the arts in Papua New Guinea. Presently the society is in the process of separately recording the comprehensive inventory of the artifacts-depot which may consequently make it more approachable to an interested public.