laestadian lutheran church

LLC Organization

The Laestadian Lutheran Church (LLC) is a nonprofit corporation organized exclusively for religious purposes and is qualified as an exempt organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 
The LLC is the central organization of 32 member Laestadian Lutheran congregations in North America. The operations of the LLC are structured around four main areas of work in serving its membership and promoting its mission (see “Our Mission”). The areas of work are defined as follows:
  • Pastoral Work – Sacred Acts, pastor support, spiritual leadership and counseling, resource to member congregations
  • Mission Work – domestic and foreign mission trip coordination, supportive resources and media resource development
  • Christian Education – Sunday school, Bible study, confirmation, youth camp programs; educational resources; camp facilities; Opisto scholarship program
  • Publications – periodicals, books, recorded music and audio publications
General Operations support the noted areas of work in finance, technology, and administration
Board of Trustees
The LLC Board of Trustees consists of 15 members representing member congregations allocated to three regions of the North American continent – Eastern, Midwestern, and Western. Trustees serve for three-year terms and are elected annually at the Annual Meeting. The Board of Trustees meets regularly five times throughout the year. 
Board Committees
A Board Committee structure closely involves trustees in the work of the LLC and provides direction and support to staff. Each committee is comprised of at least three trustees, along with staff/directors associated with the committee’s areas of responsibility.   Board Committees currently are as follows: Personnel, Finance, Christian Education, Mission Work, Pastoral Work, Publications.
LLC Staff
The LLC employs both full- and part-time personnel in areas of pastoral support, mission work, Christian education, publications, and administration. Staff works closely with the Board of Trustees and coordinates and relies upon the service of numerous volunteers in carrying out its duties and responsibilities.
Other Boards and Committees
The LLC Board of Trustees appoints boards of directors to oversee operations of each of the LLC camp facilities: 
Hasscib Lake Camp, Champion, Michigan
Kamp Kipa, Prescott, Arizona
Stony Lake Camp, Park Rapids, Minnesota
Other committees include:
Mission Committees for each of three North American regions
Scholarship Selection Committee to support the Opisto Scholarship Program
Music Committee, a subcommittee of the Publications Committee
Humanitarian Aid Committee
 If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

Dates to Remember

Confirmation Exercises
Confirmation Exercises

SLC 2 and HLC, July 30, 10:00 a.m.

LLC Peace Garden Youth Days
LLC Peace Garden Youth Days

 Join single believers from many North American congregations for a weekend of Christian fellowship and open discussions around God's unchanging Word.

LLC Veterans Camp, SLC
LLC Veterans Camp, SLC

 Within the security of God's kingdom and the living gospel, the goals of this camp will be to support those who have served and provide opportunities for veterans and active-duty members to support one another. 

Featured Publications

LLC eBooks
LLC eBooks
Visit our online store for eBook offerings. Available in Kindle and ePub formats.
At the crossroads of choosing
At the crossroads of choosing
“You are young. You live the life that you have been given. Live passionately! Live beautifully! Live in such a way that you value yourself, your friends, parents, siblings, and those close to you,” says this book’s preface. Through 34 powerful topical essays it encourages young believers to hold on to faith, their greatest gift.
Bible Story Illustrations
Bible Story Illustrations
This CD and USB combo set includes pictures for 210 Old and New Testament Bible Stories and is intended to increase the Bible knowledge and interest of children and youth in the Holy Scripture..
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