The ELCA is a community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world. Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made know to us in Jesus Christ. Through worship, service and education, we practice our faith, grow our relationship with God and experience God's grace in our lives. The organization is made We are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). up of nearly 10,500 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands with nearly five million members.