The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ( ELCA ) is a community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world. Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made known to us in Jesus Christ. Through worship, service, and education, we practice our faith, grow our relationship with God and experience God’s grace in our lives. Learn more about What We Believe.

We also work hard to put our faith into action. In today’s complex world, we strive to make a difference in practical, realistic ways.

With more than 10,300 congregations across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 4.5 million members—we welcome you to experience this church right in your community. Explore the ELCA, and help us celebrate our gift of faith—with action.


  • Good Gifts, ELCA
  • Church on the Street
  • St. Dysmas Prison Congregations
  • Lutheran Disaster Relief
  • University Lutheran Center
  • Lutherans Outdoors
  • Lutheran World Relief
  • Lutheran World Hunger
  • National Youth Gathering
  • Mission Support
  • Seminary Support

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