Members in Germany

Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau (EKHN)

The Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau (EKHN) is a Uniated church of the Evangelical Church in Germany and has 1.73 million members in 1,169 parishes. Work at regional level takes place in 47 superintendant's districts.

Over 64,000 volunteers work in the EKHN as well as about 1,700 female and male pastors. Besides work in the parishes, there are five main fields of activity: preaching the gospel, education, pastoral care, social responsibility and Ecumenism.

Protestant Church in Baden

The Protestant Church in Baden has about 1.25 million members in 26 parishes. Since 1821, it has been a church uniated in the confessions of Reformed and Lutheran parishes and is committed to surmounting denominational boundaries among churches at local and global levels.

Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Wuerttemberg

The Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Wuerttemberg has a Lutheran confession but it follows many reformed traditions in liturgy and piety. It currently has 2.2 million members in 1,425 parishes.

Wuerttemberg missionaries brought the Gospel to many countries in Africa and Asia and thus laid the cornerstone for setting up indigenous churches. Today, the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Wuerttemberg maintains diverse relations with these churches at all levels.

Evangelical Church of Kurhessen-Waldeck (EKKW)

North and East Hesse are regarded as the "original homeland" of the Kurhessen-Waldeck church as well as the Thuringian Schmalkalden and the Kinzigtal that stretches from Schlüchtern to Hanau. Just under one million Evangelical Christian women and men live in the 947 parishes of the regional church, most of them in rural areas. The North Hessian metropolis of Kassel and the strong industrial south stand out considerably from the other parts of the state.

The church is striving in particular to continue and expand partnerships with churches in the south and Europe.

Moravian Church and Moravian Mission Society in Germany (HMH)

The Moravian Church (Herrnhut Tradition) is one of the 27 church provinces of the Moravian Church. World-wide it has about a million members. In Germany it has about 5,800 members.

The Mission Association of the Moravian Church in Germany is the mission organisation of the church in Germany. It maintains relations to partner churches in East and South Africa, North India and Central America. In addition it organises missionary aid to Palestine, Albania, Latvia and Germany from its mission centre in Cottbus.

Protestant Church of the Palatinate (EKP)

The Protestant Church of the Palatinate is one of the smaller regional churches in the Evangelical Church in Germany. It has about 620,000 million members in 430 parishes. The large majority of parishes is located in rural districts. The Regional Church of the Palatinate is a uniated church. Lutherans and Reformed members decided on the union in 1818.

The church maintains close contacts to the Basel Mission and mission 21 in Switzerland. There, relations to partner churches overseas play a special role.

German East Asia Mission (DOAM)

The German East Asia Mission has always placed great importance on the study of religions and dialogue with people of other faiths. It was mainly active in China, Japan and Korea. The DOAM itself is integrated in the Evangelical Mission in Solidarity (EMS) and the Berlin Mission Society. The East Asia Mission supports mission societies with worship services, events and study conferences.

Basel Mission German Branch (BMDZ)

The Basel Mission German Branch advises and supports direct partnerships between Christians in the churches which arose from the work of the Basel Mission in Asia and Africa. These churches are still in close operational contact with mission 21 and the EMS today. The BMDZ collects donations for their specific work.

Evangelical Association for the Schneller Schools (EVS)

In 1860, the Swabian Johann Ludwig Schneller founded the Syrian Orphanage in Jerusalem, so starting the work which has continued to this day by the Schneller schools in Lebanon and Jordan with support from the EVS. Children from very needy or broken families are taken in and receive school education and vocational training. Some of them also come from war-torn Syria.