The Association of Free Lutheran Congregations (AFLC) was organized in October, 1962. Most of the founders were members of the Lutheran Free Church (LFC), which voted to merge with The American Lutheran Church in 1963.

"Our congregations need to be set free, which is essentially the same as saying that they need to be awakened or revived... When God's Spirit comes upon a congregation, the first and most pronounced effect will be a living zeal for the salvation of souls... When those who have themselves been set free from the bonds of death, arise in the power through which Christ arose from the dead, and begin to labor for the awakening of others, then freedom has dawned in truth. Then bonds are broken, other considerations are brushed aside, and only one thing matters: How can we get those who sleep awakened, how can we get those who are dying saved, how can we get those who are bound set free, how can we get someone along with us on the way to eternal life?"

​- Georg Sverdrup

(taken from the booklet "Standing Fast in Freedom")

History of the AFLC