WHAT WE BELIEVE


WE BELIEVE

that we are created and loved by the only true God.  God reveals Himself to us in Holy Scripture as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three persons and yet one God.  


WE BELIEVE

that in the beginning God created the entire universe and everything in it by the power of His Word.


WE BELIEVE

that God loves all people and desires an intimate relationship with us.  However human beings, beginning with Adam and Eve and continuing through history to each of us, have broken that relationship with God by our sin (missing the mark of perfection which God requires).  We would all be lost forever, but ...


WE BELIEVE

that, in spite of our sin, God continues to love us.  Because of His love, He sent His only Son, Jesus, to rescue us from our lost condition.  Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, crucified and died in our place (Good Friday), and raised again on the third day (Easter Sunday).


WE BELIEVE

that the Holy Spirit, through the Means of Grace (His Word, Baptism and Holy Communion), draws us into a faith relationship with God whereby we receive forgiveness and the gift of eternal life, restoring us to a beautiful relationship with our Creator!  The Holy Spirit also strengthens our faith through these same Means of Grace.


WE BELIEVE

 that the Bible is the Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, without error in the original manuscripts.  These Scriptures are the sole source of our teaching.


WE BELIEVE

that through the church God equips and empowers believers to serve Him by serving others and sharing the good news about Jesus.


WE ARE

a Lutheran congregation and a member of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LC-MS).  The LC-MS is a group of about 6000 congregations who affiliate with one another - each congregation is different from others, and yet we share the same commitment to the Bible as the inspired, inerrant Word of God and to the Lutheran Confessions as a correct exposition of the Scriptures.