Conservative Lutheran Association

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Conservative Lutheran Association
Classification Lutheran
Associations National Association of Evangelicals
Region United States
Origin 1965
Members 994
Other name(s) World Confessional Lutheran Association (1965–1980)
Official website
Lutheranism in the United States
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The World Confessional Lutheran Association was established in 1965 by a group of pastors and lay people who were concerned about trends in the American Lutheran Church and other synods which were contrary to what they believed were the historical beliefs and practice of Lutheranism.

In 1980 through the involvement of Lutherans Alert National the group was renamed Conservative Lutheran Association (CLA)..[1][2] It has 994 baptized members[3] and is a member of the National Association of Evangelicals.[4]


  1. ^ "Conservative Lutheran Association". American Denomination Profiles. Association of Religion Data Archives. Retrieved July 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ "The CLA". Trinity Lutheran Church and Christian School. Retrieved July 31, 2017. 
  3. ^ LWF Statistics 2009 Archived June 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ A Brief Study of the Lutheran Churches in America