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Short profiles of Christian denominations in the U.S.

About the American Association of Lutheran Churches

Date Founded:  1987

Membership/Number of Clergy:  16,000/NA as of 2008

Headquarters:  6600 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN  46825

Schools & Seminaries:  American Lutheran Theological Seminary at Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, IN


Core Beliefs:  "The Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God." "The AALC allows its member churches freedom to express their faith and beliefs in the style of worship and music and forms of Christian education that they feel best serves their particular culture."

Short History:  Founded by pastors and member of the former American Lutheran Church in America who believe in biblical inerrancy and infallibility.  From 1987 to 2009, The AALC has grown from 12 congregations to 78 congregations.

Local Churches:  The closest church to Louisville is St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 180 Augusta-Chatham Rd., Augusta, KY  41002.  Use the Index of States with Congregations to find other churches.

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