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Vision & Purpose

We, the African American Lutheran Association, are the people of God, rooted in the gospel and redeemed by Jesus Christ. We are committed to living out faith by expressing our love for one another and affirming ourselves and our cultural heritage as gifts to the church (ELCA).

God, our Creator, has richly endowed each individual with gifts. Humanity, however, has fallen into bondage to sin and stands separated from God. This sin expresses itself in many ways, including exclusivism and separation among people manifested in racism.

We believe Jesus Christ is our true Liberator, having come into the world proclaiming a Gospel which gives sight to the blind and releases the captives.

We believe that we have been called to a ministry of reconciliation (II Cor. 5), serving as ambassadors for Christ. The church is to be a fully inclusive fellowship which celebrates the contributions of all members.



2008 African American Lutheran Association