Lutheran church bodies in North America

* AALC - American Association of Lutheran Churches

* ACLC - Association of Confessional Lutheran Churches
* ALCA - Apostolic Lutheran Church of America

* AFLC - Association of Free Lutheran Congregations

* ALCC - Anglo-Lutheran Catholic Church

* ARC - Alliance of Renewal Churches (charismatic/pentecostal)

* CALC - Canadian Association of Lutheran Congregations

* CLA- Conservative Lutheran Association

* CLBA - Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America

* CLC - Church of the Lutheran Confession

* CLC - Concordia Lutheran Conference

* Eielsen Synod - Eielsen Synod

* ELCA - Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

* ELCIC - Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

* ELCM - Evangelical Lutheran Conference & Ministerium of North America

* ELDoNA - Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America

* ELF - Evangelical Lutheran Federation

* ELS - Evangelical Lutheran Synod

* EELK -Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church

* GCEPC-The Lutheran Evangelical Protestant Church

* ILC - Illinois Lutheran Conference

* ILF - International Lutheran Fellowship

* LLC - Laestadian Lutheran Church

* LELCA - Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

* LCC - Lutheran Church - Canada

* LCCF - Lutheran Conference of Confessional Fellowship

* LCMC - Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ

* LCMS - The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

* LMS-USA - The Lutheran Ministerium and Synod - USA

* LCR - Lutheran Churches of the Reformation

* LCS - The Lutheran Confessional Synod

* OLCC - Orthodox Lutheran Confessional Conference

* Protestant Conference - Protes'tant Conference

* ULMA - United Lutheran Mission Association

* WELS - Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

* WCLA - World Confessional Lutheran Association----

Source: http://www.valpo.edu/lutheran/LutheranChurchBodies.html

Print Sources

* Brug, John F., Fredrich II, Edward C., Schuetze, Armin W., WELS and Other Lutherans. Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 1995. ISBN 0-8100-0543-3.

External links

* [http://www.wlsessays.net/authors/F/FredrichLittle/FredrichLittle.PDF A Little Lecture on Little Little-Known Lutheran Synods] by Edward C. Fredrich


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