Since the beginning of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 1988, this church has been one church body organized in three separate expressions that enable and support us all to grow in faith and put faith into action. These three expressions are of course the Congregations, the Synods, and the Churchwide Organization. The ultimate expression of our faith and purpose is usually thought of as somewhat of a "fourth expression": our partners in ministry and mission. Our shared missions depend on strong relationships with our partners.

We are the church of Christ, identifying ourselves by our mission in Proclaiming the Love of Christ to Everyone. Here are just a few of our partner organizations that we join in our mission with:

  • The Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
  • The World Council of Churches (WCC)
  • The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
  • The Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession (ECAV) in Slovakia
  • The Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession (ECAV) in Serbia
  • The Caribbean Synod of the ELCA
  • The South-Central Synod of Wisconsin of the ELCA