Welcome to the ELC

The 27th European Lutheran Conference (ELC)

will be hosted by the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church (SELK) in Essen, Germany.

Date: June 14-17, 2023
(note: the ILC-Regional meeting will be held before: June 13-14, 2023)

The theme is: "Gender and Church - From a theological, legal and personal Perspective". See: Upcoming Event

The ELC Member Churches are invited to send two delegates – one ordained minister and one lay member (cf. Guiding Principles, Article 4.2).

Guest Churches are being invited to send a representative.

The pastors of the SELK are also invited to attend some or all of the conference as guests.

Now it is time to enroll!

Please, kindly note that Information about Arrival and Departure should be sent by Members and Guests by March 15, 2023. At this time, delegates from Member Churches and Guests should also inform us about their choice of double or single rooms. See: "Attendance & Travel".

God's blessings to you!

Klaus Pahlen
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