North Western Gossner Evangelical Lutheran Church is the fourth largest Lutheran church in India. The NWGEL Church has a presence in Nepal. Most NWGEL church members are from indigenous and tribal communities. NWGEL Church became an autonomous church on 10 July 1919. On 28 April 1989 United Evangelical Lutheran Church in India gave provisional membership to NWGEL Church. NWGEL Church is a member of the National Council of Churches in India and local bodies such as Bengal Christian Council, Jharkhand Christian Council, Bihar Christian Council and Chattishgarh Christian Council. NWGEL Church undertook partnership with the World Mission Prayer League in February 2005. WMPL is helping in developing the Multi-purpose Training Center, near Ranchi.