The Christian Today website reports today (August 23, 2010) that more than 1,000 Lutherans from throughout North America will gather this week in Grove City, Ohio, to form a new church body for confessional Lutherans.
At this week's two-day gathering (on August 26 and 27), members of Lutheran CORE will adopt a constitution that will give birth to the North American Lutheran Church (NALC), which the movement's director says "will embody the center of Lutheranism in America."
"The NALC will uphold confessional principles dear to Lutherans, including a commitment to the authority of the Bible and the Lutheran Confessions," said the Rev. Mark Chavez, director of Lutheran CORE, in an announcement.
At the upcoming Convocation of Lutheran CORE, the proposals to be considered have been designed to provide a way for Lutherans who uphold biblical teaching to move forward together.