About LCSA

The Lutheran Church in Southern Africa (LCSA) celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2017, having become an autonomous church in 1967. The LCSA originated from the Mission of the Evangelical Lutheran Free Churches (MELFC) in Germany (formerly known as the Hanoverian Evangelical Lutheran Free Church Mission) which was founded in 1892 and which is now known as the Lutherische Kirchenmission (LKM).

As we look forward to another fifty years, we encourage men to once again take leadership, holding devotions in their homes to strengthen families. We seek to empower Sunday School teachers for the formation of children and mobilize the youth in our congregations and dioceses.

Future pastors are trained through our residential seminary in Tshwane (www.LTS.ac.za). We are also exploring training opportunities for workers in the church through our Seminary, where deaconesses have already graduated and are currently serving in their respective parishes. The LCSA does mission work through its congregations and pastors in South Africa, Botswana and Swaziland.

New frontiers are calling. We are currently reviving the Commission for Doctrine and Church Relations in order to respond to new questions and doctrinal challenges in our African setting.

The guiding principle for doing all the above is this statement: “The LCSA is committed to Scripture and the Confessions, faithfully proclaiming the Gospel, nurturing the believers, while calling all peoples and races to Christ through word and deed”.

The LORD wants to send all who rise up and say, HERE AM I, LORD, SEND ME!