Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America
Denomination type: Lutheran Bodies
Year Reporting: 2006
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Description: The Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America was organized in December 1900. Five independent Lutheran congregations met together in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and adopted a constitution patterned very closely on that of the Lutheran Free Church of Norway.
The spiritual awakening in the Midwest during the 1890s crystallized into convictions that led to the formation of a new church body. Chief among the concerns were church membership practices, observance of Holy Communion, confirmation practices and local church government.
The Church of the Lutheran Brethren practices a simple order of worship with the sermon as the primary part of the worship service. It believes that personal profession of faith is the primary criterion for membership in the congregation. The Communion service is reserved for those who profess faith in Christ as savior. Each congregation is autonomous and the synod serves the congregations in advisory and cooperative capacities.
The synod supports an Internationa Mission program in Cameroon, Chad, Japan and Taiwan. Approximately 40 percent of the synodical budget is earmarked for international mission. A growing North American Regional Mission home mission ministry is planting new congregations in the United States and Canada. Affiliate organizations operate several retirement, nursing homes, conference and retreat centers.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: 1020 Alcott Ave., W.
Address line 2: Box 655
City: Fergus Falls
State: Minnesota
Zip Code: 56538
Country: United States
Phone: (218)739-3336

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: Pres., Rev. Joel Egge
Phone: n/a
Email: n/a

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Bishop Robert Tyler
Position: Chief Bishop
Phone: (513)569-5660
Email: n/a

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 42,000
Other Members: 0
Total Inclusive Members: 42,000
Total Churches: 170
Average Attendance: 0
Membership Calculation Method: Estimate

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 105
Other Service to the Church: 104
Retired: 5
Total Clergy: 214

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 65
Pupils: 0
Staff: 0
Total Individuals: 0

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $0.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $0.00
Total Financial: $0
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures