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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 servant-hood and a spirit of partnership, through the provision of resources, connections, and information.


© 2015 North American Lutheran Church.

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The North American Lutheran Seminary is the seminary of the North American Lutheran Church. The NALS seeks to provide an education for pastors and church leaders that are evangelical, orthodox, and confessional. We work in partnership with existing Christian seminaries, sharing resources so that our students receive a fully accredited seminary education.


Sola Publishing seeks to provide resources that reflect the integrity of the Scriptures as the Word of God, from the perspective of the historical Lutheran Confessions.


The North American Lutheran Church has entered into an agreement with to provide children’s, youth, and family ministry coaching for NALC congregations.

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