We Are Lutheran

 

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AMERICA


Calvary is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is one of the largest 


Christian denominations in the United States, with about 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  

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NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD-ELCA


Calvary is part of the NC Synod-ELCA

The NC Synod has 199 congregations, over 56,000 baptized members, 440 rostered leaders and 9 agencies.


The agencies include Agape/Kure Beach Ministries, Lenoir Rhyne University, Lutheran Services of the Carolinas, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, and Novus Way Ministries (Lutheridge, Lutherock, Luther Springs, Lutheranch.)


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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE LUTHERAN?

 

Lutherans are Protestant Christians, who stress that it is through God’s grace that those who profess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are brought into right relationship with God. We call that being justified by grace, through faith.

This faith empowers us to freely express love to our neighbors—not to win God’s salvation—but in thanks and praise to God who loves us unconditionally and eternally. 



Our Mission Statement

 

Calvary's mission is to build compassionate relationships through Christ so that this, and each generation to come, can grow in faith and service to our community 

Church Together

Here is a story of how we are church together with other Lutherans throughout the world bringing the healing and reconciliation of Christ.  


 The Reconciliation Lutheran Church Community Center and Primary Health Care Clinic opened its doors in November of 2017 as thousands gathered to worship and celebrate. Because of the support of people like you, global ministry projects like this vital center in Juba, South Sudan, are made possible through ELCA Global Church Sponsorship! 

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