ELCA-Endorsed Property and Liability Insurance Program
for the congregations and synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — Endorsement of Church Mutual Insurance Company
Church Mutual offers an unmatched combination of size, service, expertise and financial strength.
Church Mutual insures more than 100,000 religious organizations nationwide -- more than twice as many as any other insurance company. Church Mutual was founded on March 4, 1897, by two Lutheran pastors and eight laymen from two Merrill, Wisconsin, congregations. The company currently insures the ELCA churchwide office, nine ELCA regional offices, 48 synod offices and approximately 3,900+ ELCA congregations.
Church Mutual has a strong reputation for paying claims and financial stability. Church Mutual has received consistently high ratings from industry analyst A.M. Best every year since 1952. To learn more about what Church Mutual has to offer the ELCA, click here.
Letter to current ELCA Insurance participants from ELCA Secretary David D. Swartling
Church Mutual has an excellent reputation for service among the many ELCA congregations they currently protect.
- David Swartling, Secretary, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
We welcome the opportunity to broaden our relationship with the ELCA and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.
- Michael Ravn, President and CEO, Church Mutual Insurance Company
Compare your present coverage with a proposal from Church Mutual.
Church Mutual has earned its exceptional reputation as a specialist insuring churches and related organizations by understanding the unique needs of each congregation it serves. New congregational and synod policyholders get the added benefit of a custom, on-site insurance needs analysis to help ensure the best possible coverage. To request a quote from Church Mutual, including a free on-site insurance needs analysis, click here.
Insuring your Ministry: Points to Consider
Guidelines for Purchasing Insurance
To contact Church Mutual, call (800) 554-2642 and select option #1 - customer service.
Or, to contact your local Church Mutual representative, click here for the directory.
Do you have questions, concerns, problems?
If you are an eligible ELCA congregation and are encountering any difficulties concerning the ELCA Endorsed Property and Liability Insurance Program, please contact:
Office of the Secretary
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
8765 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, Illinois 60631
Telephone: 800.638.3522, ext. 2403
Important for Florida ELCA congregations only:
If you are a Florida ELCA congregation and have questions, comments or problems, please link to this document entitled Florida ELCA Quote Request Process for assistance.