Organized 1900 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by Norwegians influenced by revival that swept through the Norw. settlements in the 1890s; 5 congs. were original nucleus; 1st spiritual leader was K. O. Lundeberg.* Emphasizes conscious experience of conversion, godly life, nonliturgical forms of worship, lay activity, miss. work. Accepts only those into membership who profess personal experience of salvation. Has done extensive miss. work in China, Afr., Jap., and Formosa. Operates Broen Memorial Home, Fergus Falls, Minnesota, and Sarepta Home, Sauk Centre, Minnesota Seminaries: 1. Luth. Brethren Schools (Hill-crest Luth. Academy) est. 1903 at Wahpeton, North Dakota, as Luth. Bible School; to Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1915; to Fergus Falls, Minnesota, in the 1930s. 2. École Biblique Centrale, Kaélé, Camcroon, Afr. 3. École Biblique Centrale, Gouna Gaya, Chad, Afr. See also Africa, F 7; Ministry, Education of, VIII C 2, X L; XI A.
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