Cristo Rey Lutheran Church is an active member of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS). The ELS is a group of congregations headquartered in Mankato, MN. Since 1918, the ELS has been working together to accomplish what individual congregations cannot do on their own. The synod trains pastors and teachers. It sends missionaries all over the world. It publishes excellent theological and practical resources for the church. It does relief work wherever there is need. Cristo Rey is privileged to be a member of the ELS.
As a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod, Cristo Rey Lutheran Church is affiliated with California Lutheran High School (Wildomar, CA), Bethany Lutheran College (Mankato, MN), and Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary (Mankato, MN).
As a member of the ELS, Cristo Rey shares doctrinal agreement with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Our broader ministry partners include Academia Cristo, Cristo Palabra de Vida, iglesialuteranacristo.com, Kingdom Workers, and Jesus Cares Ministries. These partners provide us with resources in order to share the message of the Jesus Christ.