Augustana Evangelical Catholic Church
We are a diverse group of believers from many Christian traditions – bankers, farmers, musicians, social workers, teachers, physicians, counselors, clergy, public servants, business owners, parents and children – united by our shared faith in a loving God in Christ Jesus in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
We welcome home worship where two or three are gathered in His Name. If you are alone, you can study Holy Scripture, pray, follow the AECC "What We Believe" tenants, and provide volunteer services.
For more information about lay mentoring please contact:
The Most Rev. Kenneth L. Bakken, Vicar General, AECC
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Behind the scenes
Pray for Church unity and the healing of the Body of Christ.
You may be asking yourself, "Another denominational splinter group that thinks they know the Truth?" Not exactly. We are a growing worldwide evangelical ecclesial communion of over 60,000 members in 12 countries and 5 continents. Our bishops and priests have been ordained in Apostolic Succession with valid Holy Orders in the Roman Catholic Church via the Order of Corporate Reunion.
We believe that Christ created the fullness of the Church through Peter, in Rome. The Augustana Evangelical Catholic Church (formerly the Anglo-Lutheran Catholic Church) has been pursuing official recognition by The Holy See since 1997. Through the Office of the Metropolitan Archbishop, we seek membership in the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) as we continue ongoing discussions with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.