About Us

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The Carolinas Mission District is comprised of 44 Lutheran churches that are part of the North American Lutheran Church, a fast-growing Christian church body in the Lutheran tradition, uniting more than 100,000 Lutherans in more than 300 congregations across North America. The NALC embodies the theological center of Lutheranism in North America and stands firmly within the global Lutheran mainstream.

The NALC is a church family committed to the authority of the Bible as the inspired Word of God. In keeping with the Lutheran Confessions, we believe all doctrines should and must be judged by the teaching of Scripture.

The NALC has embraced four core values which shape our common life: Christ-Centered, Mission-Driven, Traditionally-Grounded, and Congregationally-Focused. We are a church centered on the unique Gospel of Jesus Christ, animated by missions and evangelism, grounded in the 2,000 year tradition of Christian faith, and organized chiefly to serve our congregations.

The NALC is a renewed Lutheran community moving forward in faith, focused on living out Christ’s Great Commission to go and make disciples in North America and around the globe.

3 Responses to About Us

  1. Jordan Fryar says:

    I am sorry my e-mail got deleted before I hard copied requirements (procedures)to join NALC. Can you send them to me again. Thank you.

  2. Mark E Ryman says:

    Jordan, I just resent my email of September 12th. Feel free to call, if you have questions. My phone # is in the email. My wife and I have driven by your beautiful church and grounds twice.

  3. Scott Nix says:

    I am a member as well as Council member and Vice President of a small Lutheran Church in the upstate area of SC presently a member congregation of the ELCA. I am extremely concerned over the direction that the ELCA appears to be moving, one more towards worldliness and away from Christ-centered, biblically sound theology and teaching in line with the truth of the Gospel, the good news initiated by the Father, completed fully in Christ and in Christ alone, and spread throughout the world by the leading of the Holy Spirt moving and working in and through all belonging to Jesus Christ all for the glory of our triune God. Salvation is not of any human work but divinely given by God’s great mercy and grace through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. God’s gracious gift of salvation, forgiveness of sin, declaration of righteousness, justification and redemption is realized in the life of a Christian though faith alone in the One who saves, Christ Jesus our Lord by unmerited grace.

    Within the ELCA, I am seeing the truth of God’s Word consistently being undermined and watered down for fear of offending rather than adhering to Truth and teaching that Truth in love. I cannot sit quietly any longer and be complicit to blatant and egregious mishandling of the most important message needing to be heard and seen in our world today and through all eternity, God’s love for a fallen humanity shown through grace unearned and unmerited by any human means in and through Jesus Christ and that the justice demanded of a Holy God was also fully satisfied in and through Jesus Christ and divinely imparted to us as a gift of God. While we have been made free from the bondage of sin, that is not of our work but that of God. In our humanity, even as His children we continue to fall short in this life as God continues to forgive us and sanctify us anew each day. However, let it never be thought that sin is ok. I may be very wrong, but more and more this seems to be the intended message the ELCA wants to promote, that sin is indeed ok. I acknowledge that I am and always will be a sinner saved by grace and will remain both saint and sinner in my humanity and until made into the perfect likeness of Christ when God calls me home exchanging mortality for immortality by the will and power of Christ. But, I cannot and will not accept teaching in the name of Christ wherever it may occur that sin is ok. The judgement for my sin and God’s full wrath for my sin, what I deserved, was removed from me by God and willingly and purposely taken by my Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ so that I may know true life. That is too precious a gift from God to be minimized as I see happening within the ELCA.

    It is with a bold spirit for Christ and in being obedient to His call that I would like to request information on the process of moving away from the ELCA and becoming a part of the NALC. Presently we are a debt free, property owning congregation of the ELCA and we are small in number. However, I believe that regardless of size, God can continue to use us in our community provided we remain faithful and obedient to His will and leadership. Knowing my congregation as I do, continuing to walk in the ways of God and follow His lead can be better accomplished in a realignment moving from the ELCA and uniting with the NALC.

    After receiving the information and sharing it with other Council members and officers, I would also like to inquire if their would be the possibility of setting up meeting times with representation from the NALC to answer further questions and concerns the Council may have and should the Council decide to move forward in taking the proposal of realignment to the congregation, meeting times with representation from the NALC to answer further questions and concerns of the congregation. I am very familiar with the exit process from the ELCA but to be able to talk with representation from the NALC who have worked with other congregations desiring realignment would be extremely important and beneficial for a smooth transition.

    Thank you for your time and may the peace of Christ be with you.

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