All organizations need a system of governance to preserve order, define and cast a vision, and provide accountability between the staff and stakeholders. In the LCMS we practice congregational polity, which means that each congregation is self-governed.
Our first responsibility is always to Christ. It is His church. At the same time, we believe that Christ empowers a local church to exist through the gathering of the priesthood of believers, what we recognize as the local congregation, the members of which form our Fellowship Assembly.
St. James Lutheran Church
2050 N. Fremont St., Chicago, IL, 60614
Phone: 773-525-4990 I Fax: 773-326-3645