ELCA Full Communion Ecumenical Partners
One of the ecumenical goals the ELCA pursues is a model of ecumenism called "full communion."
The ELCA takes seriously its call to act ecumenically for the sake of the world and not for itself alone.
Unity does not mean that two churches merge; rather, in reaching consensus churches also respect difference. In this way, full communion is when two churches develop a relationship based on a common confessing of the Christian faith and a mutual recognition of baptism and sharing of the Lord’s Supper.