India Evangelical Lutheran Church

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India Evangelical Lutheran Church (IELC) is a Christian denomination in India. It has about 125.000 members. Its headquarters is in Tamil Nadu. It belongs to the International Lutheran Council[1] and the Lutheran World Federation. It has three synods named Amboor, Nagercoil and Trivandrum. The India Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded through the missionary efforts of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod,[2] with whom it remains in altar and pulpit fellowship.[3]

It is a member of the World Council of Churches, Christian Conference of Asia, the National Council of Churches in India and Lutheran World Federation Council of Churches in India. It is a member church in the United Evangelical Lutheran Churches in India (UELCI) - a communion of Lutheran Churches.[4]


  1. ^ ILC [1] Member Entry
  2. ^ Lutheran Forum [2] The Lutheran Churches of India
  3. ^ LCMS [3] Partner Churches - India
  4. ^ UELCI [4] Member Churches

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