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United Sudanese Lutheran Church − About
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The United Sudanese Lutheran Church (USLC) was first founded in 2007 with its former name as United Sudanese Christian Church (USCC) by the Sudanese Christians, initially under different church background and led by God to merge as one church. God’s intention of uniting us then, was to fulfill the goal of His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, that there shall be “one flock, one shepherd” (John 10:16), and His prayer for all future believers that they may all be one (John 17:21)-holding what St. Paul taught us that “All things work together for the good of those who love God, those who are called according to His purpose” (Roman 8:28).

Legal Status

The U.S.L.C. is a 501(c)(3) registered, non-profit Church under Federal and State government formed to act as a link of other Sudanese Congregation under Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, not only within the United States but in Africa and beyond. We are under The Indiana District, sponsored by the mother church, Resurrection Lutheran Church.

Our Affiliation with Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

For over five years of faithfully serving the Lord as an independent congregation, our Lord Jesus Christ opened a new chapter of our spiritual journey, and that is to affiliate us with Bible’s base Church Body-The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Our affiliation with this Congregation was through Guidance of God’s Holy Spirit whom God the Father has left to Guide and Direct His people. As St. Paul said, “If we live in the Spirit, let also walk in the Spirit” (Galatians 5:25). God led us to join this Church Body for the following reasons:

  • Biblical Doctrine or their Strong Stand in the Word of God. Christ’s goal for the church as St. Paul says, “that he might sanctify her, having cleanse her by the washing of water with the word, that he might present the church to Himself a glorious church not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but she should be holy and without blemish” (Eph. 5:26-27). The Bible is God’s Word and only authoritative for “Faith and Practice as St. Paul says, “All Scriptures is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2Tim. 3:16). Many churches nowadays tend to obey man and follow what man thinks is good such as homosexuality or abortion etcetera but failed to remember that we have in the Bible, God’s very Words. We must seek to understand them, and then trust them and obey them with our whole heart. Regretfully other churches forget God’s warning in Revelation, “For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God’s will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book” (Rev. 22:18-19).
  • Proper use of Sacrament, Lutherans believe, teach, and confess that of the bread, Christ said, “This is My body,” and of the wine, “This is My Blood,” These are given and shed “for the forgiveness of sins” (Matthew 26:26-28). Martin Luther emphasized this in the explanation of the Small Catechism that these words, “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins,” show us that in the Sacrament forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation are given to us through these words. For where there is forgiveness of sins, there is also life and salvation. Partakers in the Sacrament have to go through selves’ examination because it is important to receive the Sacrament worthily. St. Paul clearly tell us that “Therefore whoever eats this bread or drink this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manners will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body” (1 Cor. 11:27-29).
  • Love for Christ, another sign of a more pure Church is love for Christ. Judas (not Iscariot) said to Jesus, “Lord, how is that you will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world? Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me” (John 14:22-24). As Christian, this is a clear indication that we must keep God’s word (Bible) and obey it; not adding or subtracting anything from it. Another important way of showing love for Christ is through love of one another. Apostle John said, “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God…” (1 John 4:7-8). Article of faith in a Book of Common Prayer posed it this way, “By what sign are the children of God known? The Children of God are known by their love to God, and to one another, as shown by their lives.”
  • Care for the Poor, our Lord Jesus Christ when He went into the Synagogue and handed a book of the prophet Isaiah and read what seem to be His “Mission Statement” He said, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed, To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord” (Luke 4:18). Although the chief mission of Jesus Christ is to save people from the bondage of sin, there is no doubt that showing care to the needy was and always remain vital part of His ministry. In Matthew 25:31, Jesus explained the work of those who shows care to the needy and their reward and those who disregard the needy and their reward (please read Matthew 25:31-46).
  • Effective Witness, one of the obligations of the Christian is to be a witness for the Lord everywhere they go. Jesus told His disciples that they should “make disciples of all nations” (Matt. 28:19). Before He went to Heaven, Christ gave His very last command when he says, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witness to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the Earth” (Acts 1:8).

Mission Statement

We are of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, formed under headship of Christ as Lord of the Church and a congregation of faithful people in which the true word of God is preached and Sacraments are duly administered according to His Holy word.

Purpose of Formation

The U.S.L.C. believes that God has called us to be witness for the love of Christ to the hurting and disillusioned Christians wherever God wants us to, and to offer ourselves as helpers to those in need through ministries of worship, preaching, teaching, and healing; to provide Spiritual awakening to brothers and sister who have Spiritual needs and share our blessing with them. And above all, we are to fulfill the Great Commission commanded by our Lord Jesus Christ, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matt. 28:19).