Redeemer Lutheran Church is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Synod, an orthodox Lutheran church body based in Mankato, Minnesota. The ELS has congregations in 17 states, and conducts or sponsors mission work on several continents. It operates Bethany Lutheran College and Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary, both located in Mankato. The ELS is a member church of the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference, and is in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
We are affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Synod. We are not affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, which has a similar name, but which holds to very dissimilar teachings on many important matters of doctrine and morality. We still believe what the Bible says about the pain and destructiveness of human sin. We also still believe what the Bible says about God’s love and forgiveness in Christ, and about the power of his Gospel to heal the hurting and restore the lost.