Abiding Word Lutheran Church is a member of both the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC) and the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). This dual affiliation in two conservative church organizations provides us with great resources to help us carry out our mission as God’s people.
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC), an association of congregations who are:
free in Christ
accountable to one another
rooted in the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions
working together to fulfill Christ's Great Commission to go and make disciples of all nations
Learn more about LCMC at www.lcmc.net.
The NALC is the fastest growing Lutheran Church body in the USA. This denomination is defined by four core values:
We confess the apostolic faith in Jesus Christ according to the Holy Scriptures. We affirm the authority of the Scriptures as the authoritative source and norm, “according to which all doctrines should and must be judged” (Formula of Concord). We accept the ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran Confessions as true witnesses to the Word of God.
We believe that the mission of the Church is to preach the Gospel and to make disciples for Christ. We believe that making disciples—in our congregations, in our communities and nations, and around the world—must be a priority of the Church in the present age.
We affirm the ecumenical creeds and the faithful witness of the Church across time and space. We endorse the form and practices of the universal Church that are consistent with Scripture, particularly the office of the ministry and the tradition of worship under Word and Sacrament. We seek dialogue and fellowship with other Lutheran churches and with faithful Christians of other confessions.
We strive to be a church that is organized to facilitate the ministries of local congregations in a posture of servanthood and a spirit of partnership, through the provision of resources, connections, and information.
Learn more about NALC at www.thenalc.org.