About the ELCA

Barneveld Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with about 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
ELCA congregations are centers for evangelical mission, where people of faith celebrate, learn and connect with one another and others around the world through service and weekly worship.  We are a church that belongs to Christ.  The ELCA is a church that is always being made new and, at the same time, is deeply rooted in Scripture, Lutheran theology and Lutheran confessions.  There is a place for you among the nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.  For us as the ELCA, this faith comes through the good news of Jesus Christ and gives us the freedom and the courage to wonder, discover and boldly participate in what God is up to in the world.