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Hausvater: /HAUS-fah-ter/
noun (German)
1. Housefather.
2. Spiritually responsible head of household, including the housefather as assisted by the housemother.
>> Example: "As the Hausvater should teach it [Christian doctrine] to the entire family ..."
(Martin Luther, Small Catechism, 1529)

The Hausvater Project has no official affiliation with any Lutheran congregation, church body, or synod; rather, we are a free association of confessional Lutherans joined by the shared concerns outlined in our Mission and Vision Statements. An independent board of directors governs the affairs of The Hausvater Project, drawing insight, encouragement, and strength from a broad network of advisors spanning multiple Lutheran synods. Our cooperation across synodical fellowships does not imply a spirit of compromise or indifference, but rather a conviction that our uncompromising voices will be heard more loudly and more clearly if we cooperate with all who share our objectives, regardless of current synodical affiliation. Just as Lutheran seminaries commonly assign textbooks, and Lutheran congregations commonly utilize Sunday school and VBS materials, from a publishing house affiliated with a synod outside of their own fellowship, so also we offer our services to all who are interested, and invite participation from any persons or organizations who find themselves in agreement with our mission and vision.

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