Excellent question: what good is apostolic succession if the apostolic faith isn't being preached? An honest and empowering look at life inside the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of America. [Men only.] Also known as the OALC, their doctrine claims to have sole knowledge of the Bible and be the only true and saving faith that will be allowed into Heaven. The Apostolic church embraces some traditional teachings of the Christian religion, such as the belief in a single God. All other religions and believers in Christ are doomed for Hell. Most churches that could be called “Apostolic”, are very wonderful places to worship at, and grow closer to God in. Unfortunately, many other churches fitting almost the same criteria as the wonderful churches, aren’t very wonderful at all. How do we know that the Lutheran Church preaches the apostolic faith? I … I hope I'm welcome to join your discussions when I am able. A channel that is for those who have left the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church or other Laestadian church. Our church was founded in 2005 and is a part of the Apostolic Lutheran Federation of America. When the Baby Boomers took over from the aging Greatest Generation, they dissolved the corporation of the church, updated their articles of belief, reincorporated under a slightly different legal name, and established a website. Apostolic succession is the method whereby the ministry of the Christian Church is held to be derived from the apostles by a continuous succession, which has usually been associated with a claim that the succession is through a series of bishops. Finnish Evangelical Lutheran National Church of America became the National Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1946. The Finnish Apostolic Lutheran Church originally came from the northern part of Norway and its State Church. Every church has its own personality, character, goals, and objectives. I belong to the Apostolic Lutheran Church of America "faction". History. The AALC is a Lutheran Church body that stands firmly upon the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions, counting every one of our congregations and pastors as precious, as we proclaim the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations. Good afternoon; Pastor accidentally uploaded today's sermon video to his chaplain channel rather than the church channel. "Federationists" or "Little Firstborns" or "Conventionists" for some of you who may know those terms better. Optimism literally projected on screen at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) 2013 Churchwide Assembly in Pittsburgh running from August 12-17, 2013, cannot ultimately hide the membership decline that has accompanied this denomination since its origins in 1987. Apostolic practitioners also appoint ministers and consider the Bible a source of authority, as do other Christian churches, but this branch envisions God in a very different physical form than the main Christian religions. We are located in Pasco, WA and hold services on Sunday mornings as well as Bible Studies and Youth Activities throughout the week. It merged with the Missouri Synod Lutheran in 1964 Church in 1964. I just happened to stumble upon this subReddit.