Our Faith & Mission
TOGETHER we will develop generous disciples who Know & Enjoy God in Worship, Read & Reflect on Scripture, and Serve & Share the Gospel.
What We Believe About God
We believe in the Triune God — God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We acknowledge one God in these three persons.
We believe that God the Father created the universe. More than that, He created us and continues to provide and protect His creation.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God's only Son, true God and true Man. Jesus lived a perfect life, took the punishment we deserved for our sin and died for us on the cross, rose again on Easter, and lives and rules in heaven.
We believe that the Holy Spirit changes lives, brings people to faith and keeps them in faith, and is alive and active through the Word and the Sacraments.
What We Believe About Us
We believe, as the Scripture says, that all of us are sinful people. We cannot earn or achieve our forgiveness or salvation. We are solely dependent on God for a saving relationship. By faith in Jesus Christ we have forgiveness of sin, life with God now, and the promise of life with Him forever in heaven.
As Lutheran Christians we accent:
God loves the people of the world, even though our sin separates us from Him. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.
By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.
The Bible is God's inspired Word, in which He speaks to us and reveals Himself, His love and His desire for us.
What We Believe About The Sacraments
We believe that God uses a "delivery system" to bring His kindess and love to us. Besides the spoken and written Word of God, God comes to us in Baptism and Holy Communion.
We believe that through the waters of Baptism, God forgives us our sin and adopts us as His own. Through Baptism, God gives the gift of new life. We affirm Baptism of infants.
We believe that in Holy Communion Jesus is really present with His body and blood in the bread and wine. In Holy Communion, Jesus brings us forgiveness of sin and the promise of life and salvation.
What We Believe About The Church
We believe that the church is not a building but people joined together by God around His Word and Sacraments. We are passionate about the mission God has given us to bring His love and message to all people. We are committed to sharing the message of Jesus Christ with those not yet connected to Him so that they will know Him. We are dedicated to discipling people so that they will know more about Jesus, serve Him more effectively and join us more fervently in that mission.