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
AbbreviationLCA, LCANZ
ClassificationProtestant
OrientationConfessional Lutheran
ScriptureHoly Bible, Book of Concord
TheologyLutheran
Polity
StructureInterdependent local and national expressions with modified congregational polity
Bishop & PresidentJohn Henderson
Associations
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
PublicationsThe Lutheran
Official websitelca.org.au
Slogan“Where Love Comes To Life”