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}}{{Lutheranism|expanded=organization}}The Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference (CELC) is an international conference of Confessional Lutheran national churches. The CELC is headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota.WEB, Contact,weblink Founded in 1993 with thirteen church bodies as members, the Conference has grown to twenty members today. Plenary sessions are held every three years. To date there have been nine plenary meetings (1993, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017), with regional meetings held in the intervening years.weblink The organization rejects the 1999 Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification signed between the Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church.

Membership

(File:World-Microstates.png|thumb|400px|{{unbulleted list|Dark Green - countries with a full member of the CELC|Bright Green - countries with an associate member of the CELC|Light Green - countries with an observer member of the CELC}})Member church bodies confess "the canonical books of the Old and New Testament as the verbally inspired and inerrant Word of God and submit to this Word of God as the only infallible rule and authority in all matters of doctrine, faith, and life."Constitution of the CELC {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20110525092630weblink |date=2011-05-25 }}, Art. 2, Sect. 1 They also accept "the Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church contained in the Book of Concord of 1580, not in so far as, but because they are a correct exposition of the pure doctrine of the Word of God." Constitution of the CELC {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20110525092630weblink |date=2011-05-25 }}, Art. 2, Sect. 2Members cannot be in fellowship with church bodies whose doctrine or practice deviate from the confessional standard of the CELC.Constitution of the CELC {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20110525092630weblink |date=2011-05-25 }}, Art. 4, Sect. 1Member church bodies sorted by country in alphabetical order:
  • Albania


  • Australia


  • Bulgaria


  • Cameroon


  • Canada


WELS-Canada (Part of Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
  • Chile


  • Czech Republic


  • Finland


  • Germany


  • India


  • Indonesia


  • Japan


  • Korea


East Seoul Canaan Church (Associate Member)
  • Latvia


  • Malawi


  • Mexico


  • Nigeria


  • Norway


  • Peru


  • Portugal


Lutheran Church of Portugal (Associate member)
  • Puerto Rico


  • Russia


  • South Korea


  • Sweden


  • Ukraine


  • United States of America


  • Zambia


References

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External links

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