List of Lutheran denominations

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Lutheran denominations are Protestant church bodies that identify, to a greater or lesser extent, with the theology of Martin Luther and with the writings contained in the Book of Concord. Most Lutheran denominations are affiliated with one or more regional, national, or international associations, the largest of which—the Lutheran World Federation—has over 74 million members worldwide.[1] There are also two smaller and more conservative international associations—the International Lutheran Council, with 7.15 million members,[2] and the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference, with approximately 500,000 members. Finally, the Global Confessional and Missional Lutheran Forum (Global Forum) is a global gathering of Confessional Lutheran bodies who wish to emphasize missional discipleship as the focal point of ministry in the world.

This list is grouped by affiliation with the four major international Lutheran associations mentioned above. This list does not include groups that have been merged into other groups (e.g. Hauge Synod), nor groups that have become defunct (e.g. Eielsen Synod). Some of the denominations belong to more than one of the four associations.

Lutheran World Federation[edit]

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is the largest association of national and regional Lutheran church bodies in the world. Founded in 1947 by 47 church bodies from 26 countries,[3] the LWF has grown to include 145 church bodies in 98 countries.[1]

Country Church body Year founded Members[A] Ref
 Angola Evangelical Lutheran Church of Angola -- 49,500 [4]
 Argentina Evangelical Church of the River Plate[B] c. 1965 27,500 [5][6]
 Argentina United Evangelical Lutheran Church -- 11,000 [5]
 Australia Lutheran Church of Australia[C][D] 1966 48,760 [7][8]
 Austria Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Austria -- 302,875 [9]
 Bangladesh Bangladesh Lutheran Church -- 6,000 [10]
 Bangladesh Bangladesh Northern Evangelical Lutheran Church -- 10,000 [10]
 Bolivia Bolivian Evangelical Lutheran Church 1972 14,000 [11][12]
 Botswana Evangelical Lutheran Church in Botswana -- 18,800 [13]
 Brazil Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil 1949 671,389 [14][15]
 Cameroon Church of the Lutheran Brethren of Cameroon 1969 157,276 [16][17]
 Cameroon Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cameroon -- 350,000 [16]
 Canada Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada 1986 114,431 [18]
 Central African Republic Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Central African Republic -- 120,000 [19]
 Chile Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chile 1906 3,000 [20][21]
 Chile Lutheran Church in Chile 1975 1,976 [20][22]
 Colombia Evangelical Lutheran Church of Colombia -- 1,701 [23]
 Costa Rica Lutheran Costa Rican Church 1988 500 [24][25]
 Croatia Evangelical Church in the Republic of Croatia -- 3,329 [26]
 Czech Republic Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren 1918 78,299 [27][28]
 Czech Republic Silesian Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession -- 16,000 [27]
 Democratic Republic of the Congo Evangelical Lutheran Church in Congo c. 1960 122,055 [29][30]
 Denmark Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark 1536 4,349,449 [31][32]
 El Salvador Salvadoran Lutheran Church -- 20,000 [33]
 Eritrea Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eritrea -- 11,000 [34]
 Estonia Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church 1917 180,000 [35][36]
 Ethiopia Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus[E] 1959 8,310,129 [37][38][39]
 Finland Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland 1809 3,904,284 [40][41]
 France Protestant Church of Augsburg Confession of Alsace and Lorraine[B] 2006 250,000 [42][43]
 France Malagasy Protestant Church in France[B] -- 10,000 [42]
 France United Protestant Church of France[B] 2012 330,000 [42][44]
 Germany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Baden 1850 2,906 [45][46]
 Germany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria[F] -- 2,456,140 [45]
 Germany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brunswick[F] -- 341,919 [45][47]
 Germany Evangelical Church in Central Germany[F] 2009 766,416 [45][48]
 Germany Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hanover[F] -- 2,714,781 [45]
 Germany Church of Lippe (Lutheran section)[F] 1888 28,000 [45][49]
 Germany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany[F] 2012 2,063,904 [45][50]
 Germany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oldenburg[F] -- 423,756 [45]
 Germany Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony[F] -- 701,008 [45][51]
 Germany Evangelical Lutheran Church of Schaumburg-Lippe[F] -- 54,159 [45]
 Germany Evangelical Church in Württemberg[F] -- 2,054,505 [45][52]
 Ghana Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghana[D] 1958 29,000 [53][54]
 Guatemala Guatemala Lutheran Church -- 300 [55]
 Guyana Evangelical Lutheran Church in Guyana -- 16,153 [56]
 Honduras Christian Lutheran Church of Honduras -- 1,700 [57]
 Hong Kong Hong Kong and Macau Lutheran Church -- 2,201 [58]
 Hong Kong Chinese Rhenish Church Hong Kong Synod -- 13,500 [58]
 Hong Kong Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong 1954 18,351 [58][59]
 Hong Kong Tsung Tsin Mission of Hong Kong -- 11,278 [58]
 Hungary Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary -- 179,618 [60]
 Iceland Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland -- 242,743 [61]
 India Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church[G] -- 3,000,000 [62]
 India Arcot Lutheran Church[G] -- 40,000 [62]
 India Evangelical Lutheran Church in Madhya Pradesh[G] -- 20,000 [62]
 India Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Himalayan States[G] -- 27,345 [62]
 India Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church[G] -- 13,280 [62]
 India Gossner Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chotanagpur and Assam[G] -- 382,790 [62]
 India India Evangelical Lutheran Church[D][G] 1958 125,000 [62][63]
 India Jeypore Evangelical Lutheran Church[G] -- 175,000 [62]
 India Northern Evangelical Lutheran Church[G] -- 87,541 [62]
 India South Andhra Lutheran Church[G] -- 60,000 [62]
 India Tamil Evangelical Lutheran Church[G] -- 111,587 [62]
 Indonesia Batak Christian Community Church -- 25,000 [64]
 Indonesia Christian Communion of Indonesia Church in Nias (Gereja AMIN) -- 18,500 [64]
 Indonesia Christian Protestant Angkola Church -- 29,455 [64]
 Indonesia Christian Protestant Church in Indonesia -- 258,914 [64]
 Indonesia Communion of Protestant Christian Church -- 63,274 [64]
 Indonesia Indonesian Christian Church -- 355,000 [64]
 Indonesia Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church -- 17,305 [64]
 Indonesia Pakpak Dairi Christian Protestant Church -- 39,428 [64]
 Indonesia Protestant Christian Batak Church -- 4,500,000 [64]
 Indonesia Protestant Christian Church -- 456,802 [64]
 Indonesia Protestant Christian Church in Mentawai -- 50,000 [64]
 Indonesia Simalungun Protestant Christian Church -- 220,586 [64]
 Indonesia United Protestant Church -- 12,057 [64]
 Israel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land 1959 3,000 [65][66]
 Italy Evangelical Lutheran Church in Italy 1949 7,000 [67][68]
 Japan Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church 1946 22,000 [69][70]
 Japan Japan Lutheran Church[C][D] 1968 2,381 [69]
 Japan Kinki Evangelical Lutheran Church -- 2,757 [69]
 Kenya Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya[E] 1948 100,000 [71][72]
 Kenya Kenya Evangelical Lutheran Church[D] -- 44,000 [71]
 Latvia Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia -- 250,000 [73]
 Latvia Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church Abroad -- 22,172 [73]
 Liberia Lutheran Church in Liberia -- 70,000 [74]
 Lithuania Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lithuania -- 20,000 [75]
 Madagascar Malagasy Lutheran Church -- 3,000,000 [76]
 Malawi Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi -- 102,000 [67]
 Malaysia Basel Christian Church of Malaysia 1925 63,000 [77][78]
 Malaysia Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia 1994 4,145 [77][79]
 Malaysia Lutheran Church in Malaysia 1962 8,822 [77][80]
 Malaysia Protestant Church in Sabah -- 52,000 [77]
 Mexico Mexican Lutheran Church -- 1,500 [81]
 Mozambique Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mozambique -- 12,606 [82]
 Namibia Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN-GELC) 1960 4,434 [83][84]
 Namibia Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia -- 420,000 [83]
 Namibia Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN) -- 772,398 [83]
   Nepal Nepal Evangelical Lutheran Church -- 1,196 [85]
 Netherlands Protestant Church in the Netherlands[B] 2004 1,969,755 [86][87]
 Nicaragua Nicaraguan Lutheran Church of Faith and Hope -- 7,050 [88]
 Nigeria The Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria -- 2,200,000 [89]
 Nigeria Lutheran Church of Nigeria[D] 1936 121,000 [89][90]
 Norway Church of Norway -- 3,835,973 [91]
 Norway Evangelical Lutheran Free Church of Norway -- 21,490 [91]
 Papua New Guinea Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea -- 1,200,000 [92]
 Papua New Guinea Gutnius Lutheran Church[D] -- 149,869 [92]
 Peru Lutheran Church of Peru -- 496 [93]
 Philippines Lutheran Church in the Philippines[D] 1971 55,000 [94][95]
 Poland Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland c. 1570 71,000 [96][97]
 Republic of the Congo Evangelical Lutheran Church of Congo -- 3,612 [98]
 Romania Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Romania 1550 12,347 [99][100]
 Romania Evangelical Lutheran Church in Romania -- 27,540 [99]
 Russia Federation of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Russia and Other States 2011 24,050 [101]
 Russia Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia[D] -- 15,000 [101]
 Rwanda Lutheran Church of Rwanda -- 6,372 [102]
 Senegal The Lutheran Church of Senegal -- 4,053 [103]
 Serbia Slovak Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Serbia -- 49,000 [104]
 Sierra Leone Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sierra Leone 1988 5,000 [105][106]
 Singapore Lutheran Church in Singapore 1997 2,964 [82][107]
 Slovakia Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in the Slovak Republic -- 224,581 [108]
 Slovenia Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Slovenia -- 20,000 [109]
 South Africa Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa 1975 580,000 [110][111]
 South Africa Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa (Cape Church) -- 3,994 [110]
 South Africa Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa (N-T) 1981 9,656 [110][112]
 South Africa Moravian Church in South Africa -- 50,000 [110]
 South Korea Lutheran Church in Korea[D] 1971 4,824 [113][114]
 Sri Lanka Lanka Lutheran Church[D] -- 5,324 [115]
 Suriname Evangelical Lutheran Church in Suriname -- 4,000 [116]
 Sweden Church of Sweden -- 6,300,000 [117]
  Switzerland Federation of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein -- 4,968 [118][119]
 Taiwan Lutheran Church of Taiwan (Republic of China) -- 1,949 [120]
 Taiwan Lutheran Church of the Republic of China -- 580 [120]
 Taiwan Taiwan Lutheran Church -- 10,481 [120]
 Tanzania Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania[E] -- 6,531,336 [121]
 Thailand Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thailand -- 4,766 [122]
 United Kingdom Lutheran Church in Great Britain -- 1,500 [123]
 United States Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 1988 3,765,362 [124]
 Venezuela Evangelical Lutheran Church in Venezuela -- 1,950 [125]
 Zambia Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zambia -- 4,000 [126]
 Zimbabwe Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe 1962 292,880 [127][128]

International Lutheran Council[edit]

Founded in 1993, the International Lutheran Council (ILC) is the second largest international association of Lutheran churches after the LWF, representing 7.15 million Lutherans in 54 church bodies as of 2018.[129][130] Unlike the members of the LWF, not all members of the ILC are in altar and pulpit fellowship with one another.

Country Church body Year founded Members[A] Ref
 Argentina Evangelical Lutheran Church of Argentina 1905 27,890 [131]
 Australia Lutheran Church of Australia[C][D] 1966 60,000 [7][132]
 Belgium Evangelical Lutheran Church in Belgium -- 150 [133]
 Bolivia Christian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bolivia[C][E] -- 906 [134]
 Brazil Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil 1904 243,520 [135][136]
 Canada Lutheran Church—Canada 1988 58,216 [137][138]
 Chile Confessional Lutheran Church of Chile 1992 135 [139][140]
 Denmark Evangelical Lutheran Free Church in Denmark[C] 1855 90 [141]
 France Evangelical Lutheran Church - Synod of France 1927 821 [142]
 Germany Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church 1888 33,474 [143][144]
 Ghana Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghana[D] 1958 29,000 [53][54]
 Guatemala Lutheran Church in Guatemala -- 4,200 [145]
 Haiti Evangelical Lutheran Church of Haiti -- 10,000 [146]
 Hong Kong Lutheran Church-Hong Kong Synod -- 12,355 [147]
 India India Evangelical Lutheran Church[D] 1958 125,000 [62][148][63]
 Japan Japan Lutheran Church[D] 1968 2,381 [69][149]
 Kenya Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya[D][E] 1948 100,000 [71][72][150]
 Mexico Lutheran Synod of Mexico -- 1,211 [151]
 Nicaragua Lutheran Church Synod of Nicaragua 2008 1,800 [152]
 Nigeria Lutheran Church of Nigeria[D] 1936 121,000 [89][90]
 Norway The Lutheran Church in Norway 2005 90 [153][154]
 Papua New Guinea Gutnius Lutheran Church[D] -- 149,869 [92][155]
 Paraguay Evangelical Lutheran Church of Paraguay 1983 4,079 [156][157]
 Peru Evangelical Lutheran Church - Peru[C][E] -- 500 [158]
 Philippines Lutheran Church in the Philippines[D] 1971 55,000 [94][95][159]
 Portugal Portuguese Evangelical Lutheran Church 1959 95 [160]
 Russia Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia[D] -- 15,000 [101][161]
 Russia Siberian Evangelical Lutheran Church 2003 2,100 [162]
 South Africa Free Evangelical Lutheran Synod in South Africa 1892 2,829 [163]
 South Africa Lutheran Church in Southern Africa 1967 20,000 [164]
 South Korea Lutheran Church in Korea[D] 1971 4,824 [113][114][165]
 Spain Evangelical Lutheran Church of Spain 2004 -- [166]
 Sri Lanka Lanka Lutheran Church[D] -- 5,324 [115][167]
 Taiwan China Evangelical Lutheran Church -- 2,010 [168]
 United Kingdom Evangelical Lutheran Church of England 1954 1,600 [169][170]
 United States American Association of Lutheran Churches 1987 14,000 [171][172]
 United States Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod 1847 2,017,834 [173][174]
 United States Lutheran Ministerium and Synod – USA 1995 -- [175][176]
 Venezuela Lutheran Church of Venezuela -- 1,607 [177]

Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference[edit]

The Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference (CELC) is the third major international association of Lutheran church bodies, representing approximately 500,000 Lutherans in 32 church bodies.[178]

Country Church body Year founded Members[A] Ref
 Australia Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Australia -- -- [179]
 Bulgaria Bulgarian Lutheran Church 1994 310 [180]
 Cameroon Lutheran Church of Cameroon -- 650 [181]
 Czech Republic Czech Evangelical Lutheran Church 1991 249 [182]
 Finland Lutheran Confessional Church (Finland) 2002 26 [183]
 Germany Evangelical Lutheran Free Church (Germany) 1876 1,300 [184]
 Indonesia Gereja Lutheran Indonesia -- 1,362 [185]
 Japan Lutheran Evangelical Christian Church 1962 375 [186]
 Latvia Confessional Lutheran Church in Latvia 1999 300 [187]
 Malawi Lutheran Church of Central Africa Malawi Conference 1963 41,000 [188]
 Mexico Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Church (Mexico) -- 650 [189]
 Nigeria All Saints Lutheran Church of Nigeria 1991 1,674 [190]
 Nigeria Christ the King Lutheran Church—Nigeria 1969 3,727 [191]
 Norway Lutheran Confessional Church (Norway) 2009 57 [192]
 Peru Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Peru -- 970 [193]
 Puerto Rico Evangelical Lutheran Confessional Church—Puerto Rico 1990 216 [194]
 Russia Evangelical Lutheran Church "Concord" 1995 -- [195]
 Sweden Lutheran Confessional Church (Sweden) 1974 220 [196]
 Ukraine Ukrainian Lutheran Church 1996 2,500 [197]
 United States Evangelical Lutheran Synod 1918 19,000 [198]
 United States Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod 1850 363,997 [199][200]
 Zambia Lutheran Church of Central Africa Zambia Conference 1955 10,000 [201]

Global Confessional and Missional Lutheran Forum[edit]

The Global Confessional and Missional Lutheran Forum (Global Forum) is the fourth major international association of Lutheran church bodies and organizations, representing Lutherans in church bodies across 15 nations.[202]

Country Church body Year founded Members Ref
 Bolivia Christian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bolivia -- 906 [203][204]
 Denmark Evangelical Lutheran Network 2006 -- [204]
 Denmark Lutheran Mission 1868 10,000 [204]
 Ethiopia Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus 1959 8,310,129 [205][206][207][204]
 Germany Church Coalition for the Bible and Confession 1967 -- [204]
 Germany International Christian Network 1970 -- [204]
 India Christu Suda Communications and Ministries 2001 -- [208][204]
 Indonesia Indonesian Lutheran Christian Church 1965 17,305 [204]
 Kenya Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya 1948 100,000 [71][72][204]
 Mongolia Mongolian Evangelical Lutheran Church -- -- [204]
 Norway Norwegian Lutheran Mission 1891 [204]
 Norway Inner Mission Federation 1898 -- [204]
 Peru Evangelical Lutheran Church - Peru 1978 500 [209][204]
 South Sudan Lutheran Church of South Sudan 2011 6,463 [210][204]
 Sweden Mission Province 2003 -- [204]
 Tanzania Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania 1963 6,531,336 [211][204]
 Canada and the  United States North American Lutheran Church 2010 142,000 [212][204]

Unaffiliated Lutheran denominations[edit]

The following denominations are not members of the LWF, ILC, CELC or Global Forum, though several of them work with or are in fellowship with individual members of those associations. In addition, a number of these denominations have fellowship agreements with one another, without being part of any larger association. Note that several of these denominations have congregations in multiple countries. In such cases, the denomination is listed under the country in which its headquarters is located.

Country Church body Year founded Members[A] Ref
 Angola Confessional Lutheran Church in Angola[H] -- -- [213]
 Australia Australian Evangelical Lutheran Church 1992 -- [214]
 Australia Evangelical Lutheran Congregations of the Reformation 1966 -- [215]
 Benin Evangelical Lutheran Church of Benin[H] 1997 -- [216]
 Burundi Evangelical Lutheran Church in Burundi[H] 1997 1,800 [217][218]
 Cambodia Cambodia Lutheran Church[H] 2017 1,000 [219][220]
 Canada Canadian Association of Lutheran Congregations 1991 -- [221]
 Canada Church of the Lutheran Brethren Canada -- -- [222]
 Chad Church of the Lutheran Brethren of Chad -- 113,684 [223]
 China China Lutheran Gospel Church -- 225 [223]
 Czech Republic Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in the Czech Republic[H] -- -- [224][225][226]
 Democratic Republic of the Congo Evangelical Lutheran Church of East Congo[H] 1977 10,000 [218][227]
 Eritrea Evangelical Church of Eritrea[H] -- -- [228]
 Ethiopia Lutheran Church of Ethiopia -- 20,000 [223][229]
 Faroe Islands Evangelical Lutheran Church on the Faroe Islands 2007 40,234 [230]
 Finland Confessional Lutheran Church of Finland 1928 318 [231][232]
 Finland Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland 2013 1,842 [233]
 Finland The Union of Independent Evangelical Lutheran Congregations in Finland 1928 482 [234]
 Ghana Apostolic Lutheran Church of Ghana[I] 1995 500 [235]
 Guam Lutheran Church of Guam 2011 -- [236]
 Guinea Evangelical Lutheran Church in Guinea[H] 1996 3,000 [237]
 India Good Samaritan Evangelical Lutheran Church -- 57,635 [223]
 India Gospel Outreach Ministries[I] 1992 -- [238]
 India Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tamil Nadu 1981 -- [239]
 India Lutheran Fellowship of India 1998 -- [240]
 India North Western Gossner Evangelical Lutheran Church -- 118,283 [223]
 Ireland Lutheran Church in Ireland 1962 420 [223][241]
 Ivory Coast Evangelical Lutheran Church–Ivory Coast Synod[H] -- 1,500 [242]
 Japan Fellowship Deaconry Evangelical Church -- -- [243]
 Japan Japan Lutheran Brethren Church -- 1,263 [244]
 Japan West Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church -- 3,933 [223]
 Kazakhstan Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kazakhstan[H] -- -- [245]
 Kenya Evangelical Lutheran Fellowship of Africa -- -- [246]
 Kyrgyzstan Concordia Lutheran Church[H] 2001 600 [247][248]
 Liberia Apostolic Lutheran Church of Liberia[I] -- -- [249]
 Liberia Evangelical Lutheran Church in Liberia[H] 2009 11,000 [250]
 Moldova Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Moldova 1999 -- [251]
 Mozambique Lutheran Church of Concord in Mozambique[H] -- 1,600 [252]
 Myanmar Apostolic Lutheran Church of Myanmar[I] -- -- [253]
 Nigeria Fellowship of Lutheran Congregations – Nigeria -- -- [254]
 Panama Brotherhood of Popular Pastoral Action - Lutheran Coordination -- -- [223]
 Panama Evangelical Lutheran Church of Panama[H] -- 200 [255]
 Philippines Tagakaulo Lutheran Church of Christ in the Philippines 1998 -- [256]
 Russia Evangelical Lutheran Church of Augsburg Confession in Russia[J] 2006 -- [257]
 South Africa United Lutheran Church in South Africa[I] 1997 -- [258]
 Sudan Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sudan and South Sudan[H][K] 1993 20,000 [259][260][261]
 Sweden Concordia Lutheran Church 1984 -- [262]
 Sweden Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sweden 1968 -- [263]
 Taiwan Church of the Lutheran Brethren of Taiwan -- -- [264]
 Tanzania Lutheran Church in East Africa[H] -- 10,000 [265]
 Thailand Thailand Concordia Lutheran Church[H] 2004 600 [266][220]
 The Gambia Evangelical Lutheran Church of The Gambia 1999 2,000 [223][267]
 Togo Evangelical Lutheran Church of Christ – Togo[I] -- -- [268]
 Togo Lutheran Church of Togo[H] 2009 5,000 [269]
 Turkey Istanbul Lutheran Church 2005 -- [270]
 Uganda Lutheran Church Mission in Uganda[H] 1994 25,000 [271][272]
 Uganda Uganda Lutheran Church Foundation -- 9,084 [223][272]
 United States Apostolic Lutheran Church of America[I] 1928 9,000 [273]
 United States Association of Confessional Lutheran Churches 2007 -- [274]
 United States Association of Free Lutheran Congregations 1962 44,500 [275][223]
 United States Association of Independent Evangelical Lutheran Churches[J] -- -- [276]
 United States Augsburg Lutheran Churches 2001 -- [277]
 United States Augustana Catholic Church[J] 1997 60,000 [278]
 United States Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America 1900 8,860 [279][223]
 United States Church of the Lutheran Confession 1960 8,108 [223][280]
 United States Concordia Lutheran Conference 1956 -- [281]
 United States Conservative Lutheran Association 1980 1,267 [282][283]
 United States Evangelical Lutheran Conference & Ministerium of North America 1999 -- [284]
 United States Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America 2006 -- [280]
 United States General Lutheran Church 2014 -- [285]
 United States Illinois Lutheran Conference 1979 -- [286]
 United States Independent Lutheran Diocese[J] 2008 -- [287]
 United States Laestadian Lutheran Church[I] 1973 -- [288]
 United States Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 1957 10,950 [289]
 United States Lutheran Church - International[J] 1967 -- [290]
 United States Lutheran Churches of the Reformation -- -- [291]
 United States Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ 2001 -- [292]
 United States Lutheran Conference of Confessional Fellowship 1983 -- [293]
 United States The Lutheran Evangelical Protestant Church[B] 2001 -- [294]
 United States Lutheran Ministerium and Synod - USA 1995 -- [295]
 United States Lutheran Orthodox Church[J] -- -- [296]
 United States Missionary Lutheran Church 2013 -- [297]
 United States Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of America -- -- [298]
 United States Orthodox Lutheran Confessional Conference 2006 -- [280]
 United States Protes'tant Conference 1927 -- [299]
 United States United Lutheran Mission Association 2005 -- [300]
 Zambia Lutheran Evangelical Church in Africa—Zambia Diocese -- -- [301]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Membership numbers are the most recent available as of April 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f United Church
  3. ^ a b c d e f Associate member
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Member of both the Lutheran World Federation and the International Lutheran Council
  5. ^ a b c d e f Also member of the Global Confessional and Missional Lutheran Forum
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Member of the EKD
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Member of the United Evangelical Lutheran Churches in India
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Mission partner of the LCMS, LCC, or another ILC-affiliated denomination
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h Laestadian
  10. ^ a b c d e f Evangelical Catholic
  11. ^ Formerly known as the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sudan

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