Lutheran Church of Australia

The Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) is the major Lutheran denomination in Australia and New Zealand. It counts 540 congregations and 30,026 members according to official statistics.

Lutheran Church of Australia
Logo of the LCA
ClassificationProtestant
OrientationConfessional Lutheran
TheologyLutheran
Polity
StructureInterdependent local, and national expressions with modified congregational polity
Associations
RegionAustralia, New Zealand
HeadquartersNorth Adelaide, South Australia
Origin1966; 55 years ago (1966)[lower-alpha 3]
Merger of
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • United Evangelical Lutheran Church
Congregations600+
Membersc. 30,000[lower-alpha 4]
Ministers450
Nursing homes44
Aid organizationAustralian Lutheran World Service