Association of Independent Evangelical Lutheran Churches

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: Association of Independent Evangelical Lutheran Churches
Denomination type: Lutheran
Year Reporting: 2009
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Description: The AIELC was established, as a response to the affiliation need of independent missions and churches originally of the Latino community in the USA and worldwide, which are commited to the learning and teaching of Lutheran Doctrine and Theology. We are a Lutheran denomination that provide support and guidance to independent missions and churches to be better prepared for the work in the Kingdom of God at the light of Lutheran understanding of Confessing Christ. As part of our affiliation process we don?t ask independent missions and churches to surrender their buildings or administrative independency; nor do we require them to provide financial support to the main denomination itself.
Our current worlwide membership is estimated as approximately 35,000 members with Churches in Scotland, Channel Islands, India, South Africa, Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Chile, Venezuela and the USA. We have active Concordat with religious bodies in the USA and abroad, among them the Evangelical Community Church-Lutheran, the Athanasian Catholic Church of the Augsburg Confession, and the Lutheran Orthodox Church. We hold active membership at the Queens Federation of Churches in New York.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: 14020 27th Avenue
Address line 2:
City: Astoria
State: New York
Zip Code: 11102
Country: United States
Phone: (718)278-3894

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Phone: n/a
Email: n/a

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Rev. Elden Nelson
Position: President
Phone: (763)545-5631

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 32,287
Other Members: 12,186
Total Inclusive Members: 44,473
Total Churches: 280
Average Attendance: 19,630
Membership Calculation Method: Estimate

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 159
Other Service to the Church: 79
Retired: 39
Total Clergy: 277

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 219
Pupils: 10,545
Staff: 1,622
Total Individuals: 12,167

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $1,958,561.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $0.00
Total Financial: $195,856,100
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures