Who we are and what we do

The 11 member churches of the Lutheran World Federation in Germany comprise the German National Committee of the Lutheran World Federation (GNC/LWF). They are

The GNC/LWF represents the global Lutheran communion in Germany, coordinates the contributions of the German member churches to the LWF, and supports the LWF in its theological, missionary and diaconal work.

Chairperson of the GNC/LWF is Dr. h.c. Frank Otfried July, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Württemberg.

Vice-Chairperson is Kristina Kühnbaum-Schmidt, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany.

The church office is in Hanover.

Specific tasks and responsibilities of the GNC/LWF are:

Several committees contribute to and support the activities of the GNC/LWF:

  • Executive Committee
  • Committee for Church Cooperation and World Service
  • Scholarship Committee
  • Youth Committee
  • Historical Commission
  • Committee for Ecumenical Studies

Service