Canadian Association of Lutheran Congregations


The Canadian Association of Lutheran Congregations (CALC) is a small Lutheran denomination in Canada. Along with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Lutheran Church–Canada, it is one of only three all-Canadian Lutheran denominations. It is the third largest lutheran body in Canada, after the ELCIC and the LCC respectively.

Canadian Association of Lutheran Congregations
ClassificationLutheran
ModeratorRev. Edward Skutshek
RegionCanada
Origin1992
Congregations33
Official websitewww.calc.ca

History


CALC was founded in the early 1990s by a group of Lutherans who strove to keep to keep the authority of Scripture central to the life of their churches and their faith. It was formally incorporated by an act of Parliament in June 1994. It is today the third largest Lutheran denomination in Canada.[1][2]

Seminary


The official seminary of CALC is the Institute of Lutheran Theology (ILT), located in Brookings, South Dakota. In partnership with ILT, it trains all its pastors through a unique program called The Shepherd's Pathway. [3][4]

Membership


From a single congregation in 1992,[5] CALC has grown to include 33 congregations in 5 Canadian provinces. (British Columbia, 6; Alberta, 16; Saskatchewan, 3; Manitoba, 1; Ontario, 7)[6]

  • British Columbia
    • Basel Hakka Lutheran Church, Vancouver
    • Grace Lutheran Church Kelowna
    • Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church, Vancouver
    • Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Mission
    • St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Kamloops
    • Vancouver Chinese Lutheran Church, Burnaby
  • Alberta
    • Asker Lutheran Church, Ponoka
    • Bardo Lutheran Church, Tofield
    • Bethel Lutheran Church, Marwayne
    • Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wetaskiwin
    • Christ Lutheran Church, Sexsmith
    • Emmaus Lutheran Church, Edmonton
    • Faith Lutheran Church, Calgary
    • Golden Valley Lutheran Church, Viking
    • Immanuel Lutheran Church of Rosenthal, Stony Plain
    • Journey's Lutheran Church, Grande Prairie
    • Peace Lutheran Church, Wainwright
    • Salem Lutheran Church, Kingman
    • Sharon Lutheran Church, Irma
    • St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Cochrane
    • Trondhjem Lutheran Church, Round Hill
    • Victory Lutheran Church, Medicine Hat
  • Saskatchewan
    • Immanuel Lutheran Church, Parkside
    • St. John North Prairie Lutheran Church, Preeceville
    • Trinity Lutheran Church, Leader
  • Manitoba
    • Christ Lutheran Church, Morden
  • Ontario
    • All Saints Lutheran Church, Ottawa
    • Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Toronto
    • Faith Lutheran Church, North York
    • Goodwood Uxbridge Lutheran Church, Goodwood
    • Resurrection Lutheran Church, Pembroke
    • St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Cornwall
    • St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Sullivan

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