Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Classification

Protestant

Orientation

Mainline Lutheran

Polity

Interdependent local, regional, and national expressions with modified episcopal polity

Associations

Lutheran World Federation, Christian Churches Together, Churches Uniting in Christ, National Council of Churches, World Council of Churches

Geographical area

United States & Caribbean

Origin

1988

Merge of

Lutheran Church in America, American Lutheran Church, & Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Separations

Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ, Augustana Orthodox and Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Congregations

10,448

Members

4,709,956

Presiding Bishop – The Rev. Mark Hanson

Vice President – Carlos Peña

Secretary – David Swartling

Treasurer – Christina Jackson-Skelton

Lutheranism

Luther’s Seal

Book of Concord

  • Apostles’ Creed
  • Nicene Creed
  • Athanasian Creed
  • Augsburg Confession
  • Apology of the Augsburg Confession
  • Smalcald Articles
  • Luther’s Small Catechism
  • Luther’s Large Catechism
  • Formula of Concord

Word & Sacrament

  • Justification
  • Law and Gospel
  • Sola gratia
  • Sola scriptura
  • Baptism
  • Infant Baptism
  • Lord’s Supper
  • Eucharist in the Lutheran Church
  • Sacramental union
  • Confession
  • Absolution
  • Christology
  • Sanctification
  • Two Kingdoms
  • Priesthood of all believers
  • Divine Providence
  • Theology of the Cross

Liturgy & Worship

  • Divine Service
  • Matins
  • Vespers
  • Easter Vigil
  • Agenda
  • Cantata
  • Chorale
  • Chorale prelude
  • Common table prayer
  • Confirmation
  • Hymn of the day
  • Postil
  • Deutsche Messe
  • Liturgical Calendar
  • Sign of the Cross

Hymnody & Music

  • A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
  • Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands
  • God’s Word Is Our Great Heritage
  • How Great Thou Art
  • How Lovely Shines the Morning Star
  • Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
  • In Thee alone, O Christ, my Lord
  • O Lord, Look Down from Heaven
  • Now Thank We All Our God
  • O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
  • Passion Hymns
  • Passion music
  • Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Dieterich Buxtehude
  • Johann Crüger
  • Paul Gerhardt
  • Johann Heermann
  • Felix Mendelssohn
  • Johann Pachelbel
  • Hallgrímur Pétursson
  • Michael Praetorius
  • Johann von Rist
  • Johann Walter
  • Catherine Winkworth

Globally

  • Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference
  • International Lutheran Council
  • Lutheran World Federation
  • List of Lutheran church-bodies

History

  • Protestant Reformation
  • The start of the Reformation
  • Reformation in Denmark
  • Reformation in Finland
  • Reformation in Germany
  • Reformation in Iceland
  • Reformation in Norway
  • Reformation in Sweden
  • Lutheran Orthodoxy
  • Gnesio-Lutherans
  • Pietism
  • Laestadianism
  • Old Lutherans
  • Neo-Lutheranism
  • High Church Lutheranism
  • Confessional Lutherans

Missionaries

  • John Campanius
  • Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg
  • Hans Egede
  • Paul Henkel
  • John Christian Frederick Heyer
  • Wilhelm Sihler
  • F. C. D. Wyneken
  • Hans Paludan Smith Schreuder
  • Lars Olsen Skrefsrud
  • Ludwig Ingwer Nommensen
  • Onesimos Nesib
  • Paul Olaf Bodding
  • Walter A. Maier

Theologians

  • Martin Luther
  • Wife: Katharina Luther
  • Philipp Melanchthon
  • Johannes Bugenhagen
  • Johannes Brenz
  • Justus Jonas
  • Lucas Cranach the Elder
  • Hans Tausen
  • Laurentius Petri
  • Olaus Petri
  • Matthias Flacius
  • Johann Gerhard
  • Abraham Calovius
  • Johannes Andreas Quenstedt
  • Johann Wilhelm Baier
  • David Hollaz
  • Henry Muhlenberg
  • Lars Levi Læstadius
  • Charles Porterfield Krauth
  • C. F. W. Walther

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is a mainline Protestant denomination headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Formed in 1988 by the merging of three churches and currently having about 4.70 million baptized members, it is the largest of all the Lutheran denominations in the United States[1] and the fourth-largest Protestant denomination.[2] The next two largest Lutheran denominations are the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (with approximately 2.41 million members[3]) and the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (with approximately 390,000 members). There are also many smaller Lutheran church bodies in the United States.

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