Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Denomination type: Lutheran Bodies
Year Reporting: 2010
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Description: The Evangelical Lutheran Synod had its beginning among the Norwegian settlers who brought with them their Lutheran heritage. The synod was organized in 1853. It was reorganized in 1918 by those who desired to adhere to the synod?s principles not only in word but also in deed.
The synod owns and operates Bethany Lutheran College and Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary. It has congregations in 20 states and maintains foreign missions in Peru, Chile, India, Korea, the Czech Republic, Latvia, and Ukraine. It operates a seminary in Lima, Peru and in Ternopil, Ukraine.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: 6 Browns Court
Address line 2:
City: Mankato
State: Minnesota
Zip Code: 56001
Country: United States
Phone: (507)344-7356
Email: jamjr@blc.edu

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: Pres., John A. Moldstad
Phone: n/a
Email: n/a

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Rev.John A. Moldstad
Position: President
Phone: (507)344-7356
Email: jamjr@blc.edu

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 15,301
Other Members: 4,093
Total Inclusive Members: 19,394
Total Churches: 132
Average Attendance: 8,679
Membership Calculation Method: Census

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 108
Other Service to the Church: 35
Retired: 30
Total Clergy: 173

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 108
Pupils: 1,908
Staff: 460
Total Individuals: 2,368

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $1,118,086.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $13,842,672.00
Total Financial: $1,496,075,800
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures