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The Evangelical Lutheran Synod or ELS is a US-based Protestant Christian denomination based in Mankato, Minnesota. ELS membership is about 22,000 people in 150 churches.
We subscribe to the Lutheran Confessions contained in the Book of Concord originally published in 1580, because they are a faithful and accurate summary of biblical doctrine. The present-day ELS considers itself the heir of all these adopted statements and confessions, and continues to teach and confess them as true and biblical.