The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with more than three million members in about 9,000 worshiping communities across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region. The ELCA is known as the church of "God's work. Our hands." The ELCA emphasizes the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, unity among Christians, and service in the world. The ELCA's roots are in the writings of the German church reformer Martin Luther. Learn more at ELCA.org.