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The 2013 NALC Annual Convocation will be August 8-9 at the Sheraton Station Square in downtown Pittsburgh. The theme is "Come to the Water of Life!" (John 4:14) The Convocation will be all day on Aug. 8 and end at noon on Aug. 9. The Theological Conference will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Aug. 6 and continue all day on Aug. 7. The theme for this year's conference is "On Being the Church in These Precarious Times." The Lutheran CORE Convocation will be on the morning and afternoon of Aug. 6. The theme is "A Life Worthy of our Calling." Register for these events online or download the registration materials and register by regular mail.
The 2013 Nominating Committee of the North American Lutheran Church is pleased to announce those who have been nominated to serve on the NALC Executive Council and the NALC Court of Adjudication.
Download their names and biographies.
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The NALC is a fast-growing Christian church body in the Lutheran tradition, uniting more than 135,000 Lutherans in more than 355 congregations across North America. The NALC embodies the theological center of Lutheranism in North America and stands firmly within the global Lutheran mainstream.
The NALC is a church family committed to the authority of the Bible as the inspired Word of God. In keeping with the Lutheran Confessions, we believe all doctrines should and must be judged by the teaching of Scripture.
The NALC has embraced four core values which shape our common life: Christ-Centered, Mission-Driven, Traditionally-Grounded, and Congregationally-Focused. We are a church centered on the unique Gospel of Jesus Christ, animated by missions and evangelism, grounded in the 2,000 year tradition of Christian faith, and organized chiefly to serve our congregations.
The NALC is a renewed Lutheran community moving forward in faith, focused on living out Christ’s Great Commission to go and make disciples in North America and around the globe. If you are a visitor, we invite you to learn more about our church family.
The North American Lutheran Church has a new twelve-minute introductory video that describes the NALC using its four core values: Christ-centered, Mission-driven, Traditionally-grounded and Congregationally-focused. The video features Bishop John Bradosky and Pastors Mark Chavez, Gemechis Buba and David Wendel. It emphasizes the NALC's strong commitment to make disciples of all nations. The video is designed for use in Church Council meetings, adult forums or for introducing your friends to the NALC in one-on-one settings.
Read Bp. John Bradosky's sermon for the burial service for Kevin Chavez, son of Jocelyn and Mark Chavez.
As a denomination the NALC is continually exploring ways to support mission congregations and engage established congregations in being “Mission-Driven.”
One idea shared with us was to create a “Gift of Hope” list for items costing $20.00 or more. The list would be a way for congregations and individuals wishing to support start-up congregations see what is needed and supply either monetary or physical gifts. One pastor was looking for such a list so he could invite members to buy a “Gift of Hope” instead of more “stuff” for themselves this Christmas.
This is an ongoing project. We plan to share requests and reports on the NALC website so individuals and congregations will have practical ways to support our mission congregations and to see in a tangible way how new congregations are being supported by others.
Contact Rachel Sosebee (614-777-5709; firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
We confess the apostolic faith in Jesus Christ according to the Holy Scriptures. We affirm the authority of the Scriptures as the authoritative source and norm, “according to which all doctrines should and must be judged” (Formula of Concord). We accept the ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran Confessions as true witnesses to the Word of God.
We believe that the mission of the Church is to preach the Gospel and to make disciples for Christ. We believe that making disciples — in our congregations, in our communities and nations, and around the world — must be a priority of the Church in the present age.
We affirm the ecumenical creeds and the faithful witness of the Church across time and space. We endorse the form and practices of the universal Church that are consistent with Scripture, particularly the office of the ministry and the tradition of worship under Word and Sacrament. We seek dialogue and fellowship with other Lutheran churches and with faithful Christians of other confessions.
We strive to be a church body that is organized to facilitate the ministries of local congregations in a posture of servanthood and a spirit of partnership, through the provision of resources, connections and information.