What We Believe

God

There is only one God, who has eternally existed and has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit. God created everything, both visible and invisible, and sustains everything and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise. God does not change is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

The Bible

The Bible (also referred to as Scripture) is the sole rule and norm of our faith. It is God’s inspired and infallible word and without error. It reveals God’s divine plan for salvation in Jesus Christ. We seek to conform our lives to the teachings it contains. It infuses our entire life together as a congregation.

Salvation

God originally made all things good. However, mankind brought sin into our world, corrupting everything. The result of sin is death, and everybody is under that penalty. God, in His love, has paid that penalty through Jesus Christ and His death and resurrection. God now offers eternal life with Him to any who would believe in Christ as Savior and God.

The Church

"Church” is a word with many definitions today.

As a place: where the word is rightly preached and the sacraments rightly administered.

As a people: the visible body of Christ sent into the world to proclaim the good news of salvation in Jesus. This church is eternal.

Baptism

Scripture tells us that all people are sinful, even children. The Bible also tells us that Baptism is a Means of Grace, in other words, it offers forgiveness of sins. And this promise is for people of all ages, including infants and young children.

We maintain the historic and Biblical practice of baptizing infants, children, and adults. Baptisms are scheduled throughout the year as people wish to be baptized or have their children baptized. If you have not been baptized and desire to be, please contact one of our churches.

What is a Lutheran?

In the 1500’s a monk, Martin Luther, started what became known as the Protestant Reformation. Luther wrote against the abuses of the Roman Catholic Church at the time. His followers became known as “Lutherans”. Lutherans hold to the Scriptural teaching that we are saved by grace through faith and not our works. The three pillars of Lutheran teaching are:  Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone.  It is only the grace of God that saves. This is given only through faith. And, only Scripture is the sole rule and norm of our faith.   For more about the beliefs of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, click here.