German-speaking Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia

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The German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Swakopmund

The German-speaking Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (known as GELC, GELK, or DELK) is a Lutheran denomination based in Namibia. It was founded in 1960,[1] and has 4,434 members.[2]

GELC joined the Lutheran World Federation in 1963,[2] it is also a member of the Council of Churches in Namibia.[3]

Along with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia, GELC formed the United Church Council of the Lutheran Churches in Namibia in 2007. The aim of this body is ultimately to achieve church union.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of the Lutheran Churches in Namibia". United Church Council of the Namibia Evangelical Lutheran Churches. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN-GELC)". Lutheran World Federation. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Members of CCN". Council of Churches in Namibia. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia". World Council of Churches. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 

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