Partner Church Bodies

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has 38 partner churches around the world. A partner church is a church body with whom the LCMS has full altar and pulpit fellowship.

Many LCMS partner churches are also members of the International Lutheran Council, a worldwide association of confessional Lutheran church bodies.

Some LCMS partner churches came into existence through LCMS-supported mission efforts, while others have historic roots that pre-date the LCMS or that are sourced in the mission efforts of other Lutheran church bodies.





Latin America

North America

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