The Lutheran Church of Panama (IELPA) bears vestiges of
congregations founded during the U.S. ownership and
operation of the Panama Canal as well as congregations
planted by LCMS missionaries working throughout the
The mission of the church has always been the faithful preservation of the means of grace to edify the church and to proclaim the Gospel to the world. Our work centers on people, speaking with them, preaching to them, teaching them, and having mercy for them. We invite you to partner with us in this work. Click on a project that interests you. Learn more about it from the stories and updates. And then partner with us through your prayers and financial support.