Doctrinal BasisThe Lutheran World Federation confesses the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the only source and norm of its doctrine, life and service. It sees in the three Ecumenical Creeds and in the Confessions of the Lutheran Church, especially in the unaltered Augsburg Confession and the Small Catechism of Martin Luther, a pure exposition of the Word of God.
Lutheran World Federation member churches confess the triune God, agree in the proclamation of the Word of God, and are united in pulpit and altar fellowship. The Lutheran World Federation confesses one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church and is resolved to serve Christian unity throughout the world. It acts on behalf of its member churches in areas of common interest such as communication, ecumenical relations, human rights, humanitarian assistance, theology and the various aspects of mission and development. WORLDWIDE LUTHERAN CHURCH MEMBERSHIP WHAT DOES LUTHERAN WORLD FEDERATION DO?
The Lutheran World Federation now comprises 68 million and acts on behalf of its member churches in areas of common interest, such as:
The Lutheran World Federation secretariat is located in the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland, thus enabling close cooperation with the World Council of Churches and other Christian world communions.