Members and Guests

 

 Member Churches                Gliedkirchen               Eglises Membres

Belgium / Belgien / Belgique

(Evangelisch) Lutherse Kerk (in Antwerpen) - Belgie

(ELKB)

Denmark / Dänemark / Danemark

Evangelisk-Lutherske Frikirke i Danmark

(ELFKiDk)

England / England / Royaume-Uni

Evangelical Lutheran Church of England

(ELCE)

France / Frankreich / France

Eglise Evangélique Luthérienne – Synode de France et de Belgique

(EEL-SF)

Germany / Deutschland / Allemagne

Selbständige Evangelisch Lutherische Kirche

(SELK)

Portugal / Portugal / Portugal

Igreja Evangelica Luterana Portuguesa

(IELP)

 

Guest Churches               Gastkirchen               Eglises Hôtes

Belarus / Weissrussland / Bélarus

Belarus Evangelical Lutheran Church

 

Czech Rep. / Tschechei / Tchéquie

Silesian Evang. Church of the Augsburg Conf. in the Czech Republic

 

Estonia / Estonien / Estonie

Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church

 

Finland / Finland / Finlande

Evangelical-Lutheran Mission Province in Finland

 

 

Suomen Tunnustuksellinen Luterilainen Kirkko (former member Church)

(STLK)

Germany / Deutschland / Allemagne

Evangelisch Lutherische Freikirche (former member Church)

(ELFK)

 

Evangelisch Lutherische (altluth.) Kirche (former member Church)

(ELaK)

 

Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in Baden

(ELKiB)

Kazakstan / Kazakhstan / Kazakhstan

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Kazakstan

 

Kirgzstan / Kirghistan / Kirghizstan

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Kirgzstan

 

Latvia / Lettland / Lettonie

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia

 

Lithuania / Litauen / Lituanie

Lithuanian Evangelical Lutheran Church

 

Norway / Norwegen / Norway

Evangelical-Lutheran Diocese in Norway

 

Poland / Polen / Pologne

Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland

 

Russia / Russland / Russie

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia

 

Spain / Spanien / Espagne

Iglesia Evangelica Lutherana Espanola

(IELE)

Sweden / Schweden / Suède

Evangelical-Lutheran Mission Province in Sweden

 

 

Evangelisk-Lutherska Kyrka i Sverige

 

Sweden-Norway:

Evangelisk-Lutherska Bekännelskyrkan i Sverige/Norge

 

Switzerland / Schweiz /

Confessional Lutheran Church in Switzerland

 

United Kingdom / Ver.Kön. / Roy.-Uni

Polish Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession Abroad

(PECACA)

USA

Lutheran Church-Missouri Synode, Coordinator for Europe: Rev. Robert Hartfield / Rick Blythe, John Mehl / Brent Smith / Dr. Albert Collver

(LC-MS)

South Africa / Südafrika / Afr. du Sud

Free Evangelical Lutheran Synod in South Africa

(FELSISA)

 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES for the EUROPEAN LUTHERAN CONFERENCE

(adopted June 26th 1999 / 16th ELC)

Preamble

The European Lutheran Conference (ELC) is the association of Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Europe which have declared their adhesion.

Article 1 : Confession

The member churches hold the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the infallible word of God and recognise the Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, as contained in The Book of Concord of 1580  as the correct and binding exposition of these Scriptures.

Article 2 : Aims and Duties

The European Lutheran Conference promotes unity, fellowship and co-operation between the member churches. It does this through sharing in detailed studies in the areas of theology and evangelism. It also seeks church fellowship between its members and the Churches with guest status. Declaration of church fellowship is the responsibility of individual churches.

Article 3 : Members and Guests

  1. Member Churches are those
    • who meet the conditions of Article 1,
    • who have, in the past, participated in meetings of the ELC
    • and who confirm their membership by a formal declaration.
  2. Other Confessional Lutheran Churches may request membership in the ELC. At the conference following their request for membership, the ELC studies it and makes a decision on the matter. The Churches making the request are invited to the conference with guest status.
  3. Moreover, confessional Lutheran Churches who are not members of the ELC may participate in meetings as guests.

(... more under "Guiding Principles")


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