The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with more than 3 million members in about 9,000 worshiping communities across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region. Known as the church of "God's work. Our hands.," the ELCA emphasizes the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, unity among Christians and service in the world. The ELCA's roots are in the reforming movement of the German churchman Martin Luther. Learn more at ELCA.org.
The ELCA is organized into 65 synods (64 geographical and one non-geographical) that are comprised of worshipping communities and ministries that are all in mission together in a given region. Messiah is a member of the Northern Texas-Northen Louisiana Synod. Learn more about our synod's collective ministry in our region at NTNL.org, and sign up for the weekly newsletter to receive updates about all the great work that our partners in mission are doing in the area.
Globally, the ELCA is a member of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF). The LWF is made up of more than 77 million Lutheran Christians worldwide who joyfully confess salvation by the generosity of Christ alone. Learn more at Lutheranworld.org