Association of Independent Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Association of Independent Evangelical Lutheran Churches

14020 27th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11102
United States

Attesting Officer
Rev. Elden Nelson
President


40.7739711, -73.9310483


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.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2010
7,635
0
125
7,760
45
2009
7,459
0
117
7,576
35
2007
6,075
3,500
243
6,318
35
2006
5,150
75
2,000
7,150
25
2004
5,000
75
500
5,500
25
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2010
55
4
14
71
2009
35
2
12
49
2007
35
2
12
49
2006
25
0
10
35
2004
25
0
10
35
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
2010
27
57
314
371
2009
23
32
289
344
2007
23
38
315
338
2006
15
15
200
215
2004
15
20
300
320
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
2010
$7,125
$9,125
$2,000
2009
$11,425
$17,009
$5,584
2007
$11,750
$14,600
$2,850
2006
$12,000
$15,000
$3,000
2004
$11,000
$14,000
$0