Fed. organized April 2829, 1964, at Emmaus Luth. Ch., Chicago, Illinois, by congs. which withdrew from LCMS. Adheres to the Book* of Concord of 1580 and the Brief* Statement of 1932. Cong. autonomy is emphasized in its const. The fed. holds annual delegate meetings and is governed in the interim by a council of 9 or more, one-third of which are pastors. Pub. One Accord.
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