What We Believe

Who we are: A brief introduction to some of the core beliefs we hold as a congregation.

We are Christians. We believe that God became human in the person of Jesus Christ to restore the world to the perfect place He created it to be. The world today is full of challenges, but because of Jesus Christ we have hope today and eternally.

 

We are evangelical. That means we celebrate the Good News - the good news of God’s love for us; the good news of forgiveness through the cross of Christ; the good news of Jesus’ resurrection on Easter; the good news that we have hope today and eternally.

 

We are rooted in the historic Christian faith. We confess with the whole Christian church the truth summarized in the three ancient statements of faith; the Apostle’s Creed, the Nicene Creed and the Athanasian Creed.

 

We are Lutheran. We follow in the tradition of church leaders like Martin Luther, who pointed the church back to our core message; that we are saved by Grace alone, through faith alone, because of Christ alone, as revealed in Scripture alone.

 

We are sacramental. We believe that God works in us through real, tangible means like water, bread, wine and the printed and spoken word to create and sustain faith in each of us and to strengthen us for lives of service.

 

We are a diverse community. We know that we all don’t agree on many different topics. We live different lives. We have different likes and dislikes. We are at different ages and stages of life. And none of us measure up to God’s perfect standard. But if you are willing to join us in a conversation about God’s work in each of our lives, we would love to have you join us for worship, Bible study or any other church activity.

 

We are in mission together. We believe that every person is able to serve the world in meaningful and significant ways as we fulfill Christ’s mission to bring the Good News to those who need to hear it. We would welcome you as a partner in mission with us.

 

We are a member congregation of the English District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.

 

Still have questions? We would be happy to visit with you. Drop us an e-mail, and we will do our best to answer your questions.