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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America New Mexico 11,378 0.75% 22
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 7,947. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America New York 187,551 1.04% 441
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 132,726. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America North America 5,200,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod; web page: "An Introduction to The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod " by Dr. Samuel Nafzger (viewed 27 Feb. 1999) The largest of [Lutheran bodies in North America] at 5.2 million is the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America North Carolina 87,815 1.32% 231
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 69,463. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America North Dakota 179,711 28.13% 488
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 135,310. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Ohio 320,021 2.95% 658
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 237,108. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Oklahoma 11,186 0.36% 41
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 8,229. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Oregon 48,958 1.72% 118
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 36,116. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Pennsylvania 682,111 5.74% 1,390
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 511,002. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Rhode Island 5,500 0.55% 12
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 3,998. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America South Carolina 61,489 1.76% 164
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 48,330. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America South Dakota 114,690 16.48% 273
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 85,334. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Tennessee 16,085 0.33% 51
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 12,448. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Texas 155,276 0.91% 401
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 120,004. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Texas 120,004 0.71% - - 1990 Ramos, Mary G. (ed). 1996-1997 Texas Almanac. Dallas, TX: Dallas Morning News (1995). [Source: Glenmary: "Churches & Church Membership in the U.S., 1990 "]; pg. 325-327. Table: "Religious Groups, Members/Adherents, In Texas, 1990 "; pg. 7: Texas pop. (1990 U.S. census): 16,986,335; "Data based on reports from 133 church bodies. "; This figure is from MEMBERS column ( "Members " in this study includes only communicant, confirmed members with full membership status), not the more inclusive "adherents " column.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Texas 155,276 0.91% - - 1990 Ramos, Mary G. (ed). 1996-1997 Texas Almanac. Dallas, TX: Dallas Morning News (1995). [Source: Glenmary: "Churches & Church Membership in the U.S., 1990 "]; pg. 325-327. Table: "Religious Groups, Members/Adherents, In Texas, 1990 "; pg. 7: Texas pop. (1990 U.S. census): 16,986,335; "Data based on reports from 133 church bodies. "; This figure is from ADHERENT column ( "Adherents " defined as all members, incl. regular participants not considered as communicant.), not the more restrictive "member " column.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Texas - - 401
units
- 1990 Ramos, Mary G. (ed). 1996-1997 Texas Almanac. Dallas, TX: Dallas Morning News (1995). [Source: Glenmary: "Churches & Church Membership in the U.S., 1990 "]; pg. 330. Table: "Religious Groups with Most Churches "; "Data based on reports from church bodies. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA 0 - - - 1965 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, 1989, 1990]; pg. 153. Table: "Declining Membership in Mainline Denominations " "Evangelical Lutheran Ch. in America was org. in 1987, merging the American Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Church in America, & Assoc. of Evang. Lutheran Churches. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA 0 - - - 1970 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, 1989, 1990]; pg. 153. Table: "Declining Membership in Mainline Denominations " "Evangelical Lutheran Ch. in America was org. in 1987, merging the American Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Church in America, & Assoc. of Evang. Lutheran Churches. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA 0 - - - 1975 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, 1989, 1990]; pg. 153. Table: "Declining Membership in Mainline Denominations " "Evangelical Lutheran Ch. in America was org. in 1987, merging the American Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Church in America, & Assoc. of Evang. Lutheran Churches. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA 0 - - - 1980 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, 1989, 1990]; pg. 153. Table: "Declining Membership in Mainline Denominations " "Evangelical Lutheran Ch. in America was org. in 1987, merging the American Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Church in America, & Assoc. of Evang. Lutheran Churches. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA 0 - - - 1985 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, 1989, 1990]; pg. 153. Table: "Declining Membership in Mainline Denominations " "Evangelical Lutheran Ch. in America was org. in 1987, merging the American Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Church in America, & Assoc. of Evang. Lutheran Churches. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA 5,290,000 - - - 1987 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, 1989, 1990]; pg. 153. Table: "Declining Membership in Mainline Denominations " "Evangelical Lutheran Ch. in America was org. in 1987, merging the American Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Church in America, & Assoc. of Evang. Lutheran Churches. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA 5,250,000 - - - 1988 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, 1989, 1990]; pg. 153. Table: "Declining Membership in Mainline Denominations " "Evangelical Lutheran Ch. in America was org. in 1987, merging the American Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Church in America, & Assoc. of Evang. Lutheran Churches. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA 5,222,445 - 10,899
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA 5,200,000 - - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 292. "Though there have been mergers in recent years, three main and seven minor Lutheran groups remain. The largest is the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, with a claimed membership of 5.2 million.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA 5,300,000 - 11,000
units
- 1990 *LINK* web site: "End of Times Apostacy Online Database " (1998) [Orig. source: Way of Life Encyclopedia of the Bible & Christianity, David W. Cloud (1994), Way of Life Literature, 1701 Harns Rd., Oak Harbor, WA 98277.] "the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)... recorded some 5.3 million members in roughly 11,000 congregations in 1990, but it is losing members each year. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA 5,245,177 - 11,074
units
- 1991 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 248-255. Table 2: US Current Stats. (# of adherents from table's "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA 5,250,000 - 11,000
units
- 1991 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992); pg. 232-233. "the 5.25-million-member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) "; "in early 1991 more than 9,000 of the denomination's 11,000 congregations had ordered Chilstrom's tapes, 'What Does It Mean to Be a Christian?' "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA 3,800,000 - - - 1994 Johnson, Paul. A History of the American People; New York: Haprer Collins (1997). [Orig. source: Bedell, K. B. (ed.) "Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches 1996 " (Nashville 1996)]; pg. 969. "In 1994, the Seven Sisters were listed as having membership as follows: ...Lutheran Church [Evangelical Lutheran Church in America] 3.8 million... "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA 5,199,048 - - - 1995 *LINK* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web site; web page: "January 25, 1996 News Releases " (viewed 9 July 1999). Story: "More than 60 Million Lutherans Worldwide " [96-01-003-FI] List: "Lutheran Churches with more than 1/2 million members "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA 5,200,000 - 11,000
units
- 1995 Magida, Arthur J. (ed). How to be a Perfect Stranger: A Guide to Etiquette in Other People's Religious Ceremonies. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing (1996); pg. 250. "The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: U.S. churches: 11,000; U.S. membership: 5.2 million (data from the 1995 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches) "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA 5,190,489 - 10,955
units
- 1995 *LINK* web site for Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches (accessed 1998); [Orig. source: Source: Kenneth B. Bedell, editor, Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, annual.] Table: 1997 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches: U.S. Religious Bodies with more than 60,000 Members "; "...prepared for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census... for the 1997 edition of the Statistical Abstract of the U.S. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA 5,190,489 - 10,955
units
- 1996 World Almanac and Book of Facts 1998; K-III Reference Corp.: Macwah, NJ (1997). [Orig. sources: 1997 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 651. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Membership figs. generally based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. are inclusive: refer to all "members, " not simply full communicants.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA 5,200,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* Web site: "Arabic Paper "; web page: "Statistics of Muslims in the USA and around the World " (viewed 15 June 1999). [Written 1998.] Table: "USA by denomination in millions " [for 1996]; Listed in table as "Evangelical Lutheran USA "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA 5,185,055 - 10,889
units
- 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Orig. sources: 1999 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 692. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. inclusive; refer to all "members ". Listed as Evangelical Lutheran Ch. in America
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA 5,180,910 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998). [Original source: 1998 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches]; pg. 77. Table: "Top 10 Christian Denominations in the US "; Rank: #6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA 5,200,000 - - - 1999 "Lutherans reject stricter abortion policy " in Dallas Morning News, 28 Aug. 1999; pg. 2G. "Denver -- Delegates to the assembly of the 5.2 million-member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America overwhelmingly rejected a bid to change its abortion policy... The proposal sought to limit 'justified abortion' to cases of rape, incest and threat to the woman's life. It also urged support of Lutherans for Life and crisis pregnancy centers. The proposal was turned town by 83% of voting delegates. Church policy includes abortion of fetuses with 'lethal abnormalities' and says abortion should be legal, and subsidized for poor women... "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA 5,200,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "Utah Pastors Say Lutheran, Episcopal Ties Will Succeed " in Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Aug. 1999 (viewed online 28 Aug. 1999). "The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America made history when it adopted 'full communion' with the Episcopalian Church, setting the stage for exchange of clergy and sharing of ministries and missions across the country. Now comes the hard part: selling that marriage to a still sizeable minority of the 5.2 million-member Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) who opposed the pact with the nation's 3 million Episcopalians. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA - - - - 1999 Ostling, Richard N. (AP) "Lutheran group approves alliance " in Dallas Morning News (Friday, Aug. 20, 1999); pg. 4A. "After years of debate the nation's largest Lutheran organization voted Thursday to form an alliance with the Episcopal Church under which they will exchange clergy, recognize each other's sacraments and cooperate in missionary projects... The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Episcopal Church have a combined 7.5 million members in 18,000 congregations... The Lutherans have approved similar pacts with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Reformed Church in America and the United Church of Christ. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA 5,200,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Polk, Peggy & David E. Anderson (Religion News Service). "Catholics, Lutherans Reach Agreement on Salvation Issue " in Salt Lake Tribune, June 12, 1999 (viewed online 12 June 1999). "The Lutheran World Federation... Its membership includes the largest body of Lutherans in the United States, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, with 5.2 million members. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America USA - gay and lesbian - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 31. "A History of Lesbian and Gay Ordination... In the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), two San Francisco churches, St. Francis Lutheran and First United Lutheran, have been charged with heresy over the issue of an 'irregular' ordination of gay and lesbian clergy--Reverends Jeff Johnson, Ruth Frost, and Phyllis Zilhart--and face expulsion from the denomination in 1995. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Utah 5,111 0.30% 11
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 3,516. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Utah 12,000 - 17
units
- 1999 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "Utah Pastors Say Lutheran, Episcopal Ties Will Succeed " in Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Aug. 1999 (viewed online 28 Aug. 1999). "While acknowledging there will be some painful adjustments ahead, Utah pastors predicted the 12,000 parishioners scattered throughout the state's 17 ELCA churches will make the partnership with their 5,000 Episcopalian brothers and sisters here work. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Vermont 1,522 0.27% 7
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,162. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Virginia 64,337 1.04% 193
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 48,380. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Washington 132,528 2.72% 280
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 95,609. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Washington, D.C. 4,353 0.72% 13
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America West Virginia 14,845 0.83% 58
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 11,077. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Wisconsin 460,168 9.41% 743
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 345,379. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America world 5,300,000 - - - 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 143. "The ECLA now includes 5.3 million members in more than 11,000 congregations, served by 16,600 clergy. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America world 5,300,000 - 11,000
units
- 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 145. "The Lutheran Church in America merged with the American Lutheran Church and the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in 1988. The new Lutheran body comprises approximately 5.3 million baptized members in 11,000 congregations. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America world 5,500,000 - 11,000
units
- 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 141. "Most recently, in 1988 the American Lutheran Church merged with the Lutheran church in America and the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches. This new Lutheran body comprises approximately 5.5 million baptized members and 11,000 congregations. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America world 5,300,000 - - - 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 152. "Membership: In 1985 the Lutheran Church in America reported 2,898,202 members in 5,817 churches, and the American Lutheran Church had 2,332,316 members in 4,940 churches. The Association of Evangelical Churches brought 112,000 members and 276 churches to the merger. The new church [Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, formed by the merger] has approximately 5,300,000 members. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America world 5,200,000 - 11,000
units
- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). This church was the result of 1988 merger of three groups: Lutheran Church in America, American Lutheran Church, and Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America world 5,200,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web site; web page: "January 25, 1996 News Releases " (viewed 9 July 1999). Story: "More than 60 Million Lutherans Worldwide " [96-01-003-FI] "The 7.6-million-member Church of Sweden remained the world's largest Lutheran church, followed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America with 5.2 million... "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America world 5,182,747 - - - 1996 *LINK* ELCA official web site; web page: "Quick Facts About the ELCA " (viewed 19 June 1999). "MEMBERS: Baptized Members: 5,185,055, down 2,308 from previous year... "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America world 5,180,910 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Religions and Health Care " by Fr. J Mahoney, M.Div.; web page: "Membership Reported " (viewed 20 Feb. 1999); [Orig. source: J. Gordon Melton. Encyclopedia of American Religions, 6th edition, copyright 1999, Gale Publishing] Table: "Membership Reported "; 3 key columns: "Religious Group ", "Year ", "Membership " (which always specifies location, whether U.S., North America, or Total]; listed in table as "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America world 5,200,000 - - - 1997 "Lutherans by the numbers " in Christian Century (March 4, 1998); pg. 228. "According to data submitted to the Lutheran World Federation, the 7.6-million-member Church of Sweden remains the largest Lutheran body, followed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America with 5.2 million members... "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America world 5,185,055 - 10,889
units
- 1997 *LINK* ELCA official web site; web page: "Quick Facts About the ELCA " (viewed 19 June 1999). "(Statistics as of December 31, 1997) " "MEMBERS: Baptized Members: 5,185,055, down 2,308 from previous year; Communing and Contributing Members: 2,516,006; Members of Color or Whose Primary Language is Other Than English: 116,135 (2.2%). Included are African-Americans, 49,438; Hispanics, 30,988; Asians and Pacific Islanders, 21,769; American Indian and Alaska Native peoples, 6,896; other, 7,044... Congregations: 10,889; Synods: 65 in nine geographic regions. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America world 5,200,000 - - - 1998 "Lutherans defrock homosexual cleric " in Christian Century (March 4, 1998); pg. 226. "The 5.2-million member ELCA... Evangelical Lutheran Church in America... "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America world 5,200,000 - - - 1998 "Presbyterians in Stalemate over Homosexual Ordination " in Christianity Today (Aug. 10, 1998); pg. 22. "The PCUSA marked the formal beginning of 'full communion' with the 5.2-million-member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America world 5,180,190 - 10,936
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site Baptized Members: 5,180,190, stable since from previous year; Communing and Contributing Members: 2,560,427; Congregations: 10,936
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America world 5,200,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Evangelical Lutheran Church of America ": ELCA News Sevice (Jan. 29, 1998): "Lutherans Support U.S. Participation in United Nations 98-04-016-FI "; (viewed 5 April 1999) "...the ELCA -- 5.2 million Lutherans in the United States and Caribbean. LOWC is a shared ministry of the ELCA and the Lutheran World Federation, a Geneva-based communion of 124 member church bodies in 69 countries, representing about 57.6 million of the world's 61 million Lutherans. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America world 5,200,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Associated Press. "Unity pact leads to divide between Lutherans " in Deseret News, 18 Sept. 1999 (viewed online 18 Sept. 1990). "ST. LOUIS (AP) The recent unity pact between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Episcopal and Moravian churches has worsened relations with the nation's other major Lutheran denomination. A.L. Barry, president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, says the decisions pushed the two Lutheran churches farther apart. 'An even more serious erosion of a genuine Lutheran identity' will be the inevitable result, he says. The Evangelical Lutheran national assembly agreed to share clergy, sacraments and mission projects, and to act jointly on major church issues. Barry's conservative denomination... has 2.6 million members. The Evangelical Lutherans claim 5.2 million. "


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