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North American Lutheran Church


The Women’s Council of the WNALC welcomes all women who are members of an NALC congregation as members of our organization. The WNALC exists to link the women of NALC congregations together as a community of faith, hope and love to enhance and facilitate the work within our local churches, larger church body, and our international ministries. The Women’s Council (TWC) and other volunteers are called to join with us as members in God’s mission, study of His Word, service to others in Christ’s name, and fellowship among Christian women. Please explore our website and prayerfully consider becoming an active participant in the WNALC. 

About Us

The Women of the North American Church (WNALC) was formed on Friday, August 12, 2011, at the NALC Convocation. We are a guiding organization, not a governing organization, with a purpose to assist the local congregational women’s groups in their efforts in Faith and Mission, through Prayer and Evangelism, with the Bible as the ultimate Authority of God. The WNALC strives to link NALC women’s groups together as a community of faith, hope, and love as they focus on their individual organization and to assist them in God’s mission, studies of His Word, service to others in Christ’s name, and fellowship with each other and other Lutheran women.

The Women of the North American Church (WNALC) is an auxiliary ministry of the North American Lutheran Church and is committed to the four attributes of the NALC:

We confess the apostolic faith in Jesus Christ according to the Holy Scriptures. We affirm the authority of the Scriptures as the authoritative source and norm, “according to which all doctrines should and must be judged” (Formula of Concord). We accept the ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran Confessions as true witnesses to the Word of God.

Mission Driven
We believe that the mission of the Church is to preach the Gospel and to make disciples for Christ. We believe that making disciples — in our congregations, in our communities and nations, and around the world — must be a priority of the Church in the present age.

Traditionally Grounded
We affirm the ecumenical creeds and the faithful witness of the Church across time and space. We endorse the form and practices of the universal Church that are consistent with Scripture, particularly the office of the ministry and the tradition of worship under Word and Sacrament. We seek dialogue and fellowship with other Lutheran churches and with faithful Christians of other confessions.

Congregationally Focused
We strive to be a church body that is organized to facilitate the ministries of local congregations in a posture of servanthood and a spirit of partnership, through the provision of resources, connections and information.

Our Motto

Connecting with our Sisters in Christ by sharing God’s love.

Our Mission

As sisters in Christ, we dedicate ourselves to guide and direct the Women of the North American Lutheran Church in their efforts to move forward in faith and mission, through prayer and evangelism, with the Holy Scriptures as the final authority in all matters.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the WNALC shall be to support the women’s ministry within the congregations of the North American Lutheran Church with the goal of mutual support and encouragement as a community in faith, hope and love.

The WNALC shall assist congregational women’s ministries in mission, study of God’s Word, fellowship and service in Christ’s name.

The WNALC shall provide guidance to congregations of the NALC who are forming new women’s ministries.

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