What We Believe
We Believe that "God loves you!" This is the Good News we share with the world!
Grace - We don't deserve or earn God's favor. God's love is freely given to us.
Salvation - Through the love of Jesus poured out for the world on the cross we are saved. We are members of a new creation and eternal life begins now! It is NOT our work that has saved us, but the work of Jesus Christ that has taken away the sin of the world and made all things new.
Word - The Bible serves as the "source and norm" for our teaching and practice in the church. The Scriptures point us to the risen Christ in our midst. The bible tells us about God's steadfast love and faithfulness for humanity.
Sacraments - both Holy Baptism and Holy Communion — are called the means of grace. We believe that Jesus Christ is present in these means through the power of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we describe worship as a “gathering around the means of grace.”
Church - In worship We gather. We encounter God’s word. We share a meal at the Lord’s table. And we are sent into the world. But we do not think about worship so much in terms of what we do. Worship is fundamentally about what God is doing and our response to God’s action. Worship is an encounter with God, who saves us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Being a Lutheran Christian
In addition to all the Confessional Statements we share, being a Lutheran Christian offers an opportunity to grow where we, as individuals and as a community experience, the healing gifts of:
- God's grace, forgiveness, and hope that are integral to Lutheran Christian theology.
- Fellowship (the healing presence of brothers and sisters in Christ), community prayer, hearing and learning of God's presence, grace, and forgiveness through word and sacrament.
- Working together to make God's love relevant to each of us in our daily lives.
- Serving the world in the name of Jesus Christ.