Member Churches

LWF membership represents over 78 million Christians in the Lutheran tradition in 99 countries across the globe

The LWF has 150 member churches, including two associate member churches (AM), as well as ten recognized churches and congregations, and two recognized councils. 

Churches that wish to join the LWF must formally accept the LWF’s doctrinal basis as outlined in the LWF Constitution. Please contact the Regional Secretary responsible for your region if you have an inquiry about membership.

Facts and Figures
Facts and Figures

Statistical survey of the Lutheran World Federation membership worldwide