What is distinctive about The AALC?
The AALC is distinctively Lutheran in its core beliefs. Every church and every pastor that voluntarily joins The AALC confesses that they believe the words of Scripture to be the inspired Word of God and the only infallible rule of faith and practice and affirms without reservation the doctrines explained in the Book of Concord.
The AALC also maintains a cogregational form of church government with each member church allowed to send one delegate per fifty confirmed members to the National Convention.
Finally, The AALC allows its member churches freedom to express their faith and beliefs in the style of worship and music and forms of Christian education that they feel best serves their particular culture.
Questions Frequently Asked about The AALC
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- Who is The AALC?
- What is distinctive about The AALC?
- Does The AALC offer a Benefits package for its pastors?
- What are the financial obligations for joining The AALC?
- Does The AALC have a seminary?
- How does a congregation call a pastor in The AALC?
- Does The AALC ordain women as pastors?
- What roles can women serve in AALC congregations?
- Does The AALC address social issues?
- How does The AALC operate?
- How does a church join The AALC?
- Do you practice open or closed communion?