Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil

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Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil
Igreja Evangelica Luterana do Brasil
Logomarca da Igreja.jpg
ClassificationProtestant
OrientationLutheran
TheologyConfessional Lutheran
PresidentRev. Dr. Rudi Zimmer
RegionBrazil
HeadquartersPorto Alegre, Brazil
Origin1980
Congregations1,496
Members243,093 baptized
189,970 confirmed[1]
Ministers851
Official websiteielb.org.br

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil (Portuguese: Igreja Evangélica Luterana do Brasil, IELB) is a Lutheran church, which was founded in 1904 in Rio Grande do Sul, a southern state in Brazil.

The IELB is a conservative, confessional Lutheran synod that holds to the Book of Concord. It started as a mission of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and was the Brazilian District of that body. The IELB became an independent church body in 1980. It has about 243,093 members. The IELB is a member of the International Lutheran Council.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brazil - Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil". International Lutheran Council. Retrieved January 11, 2016.

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