Monday, May 20, 2019

We Believe

As Lutherans, we accept the teachings of Martin Luther, a German theologian whose theology revolved around the “Grace alone, faith alone, Scripture alone” concept. This means we believe:

  • We are saved by God’s grace. We cannot do anything to earn salvation.
  • Our salvation comes through faith in God, who grants us forgiveness, life, and salvation.
  • The Bible provides the foundation for our faith and life.

Our church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. The ELCA confessions of faith are as follows:

  • We believe in the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. He is the Word of God incarnate, through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection God fashions a new creation.
  • We believe the proclamation of God's message to us as both Law and Gospel is the Word of God, revealing judgment and mercy through word and deed, beginning with the Word in creation, continuing in the history of Israel, and centering in all its fullness in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
  • We confess the Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declarations of the faith of this church.
  • We confess the Gospel, recorded in the Holy Scriptures and confessed in the ecumenical creeds and Lutheran confessional writings, as the power of God to create and sustain the Church for God's mission in the world.