Based on our common confession of faith in Jesus Christ and in the Holy Scriptures as the source and norm of our teachings and our lives as understood by the Augsburg Confession, it seems most fitting that the Lutheran congregations in Dane County, Wisconsin cooperate through the creation of the representative council. The Executive Committee includes clergy and lay persons from ELCA and LCMS congregations.
The focus is on the needs of the Dane County Jail inmates and those needy people of Third World Countries.
The Council is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, and educational purposes.
MALC was formed in 1970 in response to a request by Madison Mayor Otto Festge, who believed that the area's Lutheran Churches could work together to provide common ministry, including serving people incarcerated in the Dane County Jail as well as people worldwide through support of international aid agencies.