Welcome to the website of DELKINA!
Wir arbeiten für und mit deutschen und deutsch-englischen Gemeinden und Menschen deutscher Sprache und/oder Herkunft in Nordamerika.
We are the special interest conference for ministry among people of German language and/or heritage in North America. We adhere to the Lutheran Confessions, but we are open to cooperation with other church organizations. Reaching out to people whose primary language is not English (i.e. German), we see ourselves as an integral part of the multicultural mission and outreach of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
As an official interest conference, we work with and are supported by the two major Lutheran church bodies in North America, namely Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and by the Evangelical Church in Germany (Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland or EKD). Our financial support comes largely from the memberships and donations of member congregations and individual members. Membership is open to all who share our mission.
An important part of the German Interest Conference (DELKINA) is its biennial general assembly, which serves to foster fellowship and communication among its members, and to plan for the future. Between the biennial meetings, an elected board does DELKINA’s work.