The Lutheran Church of the Reformation is a member congregation of the New Jersey Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
We in the ELCA experience the church in three interdependent expressions – congregations, synods and churchwide.
Congregations are gatherings of believers that meet regularly to worship, learn, celebrate and serve together in a local context.
Synods are formed by groups of approximately 200 congregations. The pastor of a synod is the Synodical Bishop. There are 65 synods in the US and Caribbean that form the ELCA.
The Churchwide offices of the ELCA are located in Chicago, including the Office of the Presiding Bishop.