Statement of Faith

This church confesses the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

This church confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.

Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate, through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection God fashions a new creation.

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.

The canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the written Word of God. Inspired by God’s Spirit speaking through their authors, they record and announce God’s revelation centering in Jesus Christ. Through them God’s Spirit speaks to us to create and sustain Christian faith and fellowship for service in the world.

This church accepts the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God and the authoritative source and norm of its proclamation, faith, and life.

This church accepts the Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declarations of the faith of this church.

This church accepts the Unaltered Augsburg Confession as a true witness to the Gospel, acknowledging as one with it in faith and doctrine all churches that likewise accept the teachings of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession.

This church accepts the other confessional writings in the Book of Concord, namely, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles and the Treatise, the Small Catechism, the Large Catechism, and the Formula of Concord, as further valid interpretations of the faith of the Church.

This church confesses 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.

Our Values

Grace

Receiving, living in, and sharing God's grace.

Growth

You and I have never looked into the eyes of someone who didn't need to grow spiritually.

group

We are created to be connected.

Gifts

You and I are uniquely gifted by God for ministry.

Generosity

Our gifts make a difference In the church, community, and in the world.

OUR PURPOSES

Our mission and purpose comes from Jesus’ words in the Great Commandment and Great Commission.

Jesus’ Great Commandment is

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and mind; love your neighbor as yourself.

(Matthew 22)

Jesus’ Great Commission is

Go, therefore, into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And, remember, I am with you always even until the end of the age.

(Matthew 22)

From those passages, we find the purposes of God for our lives:

worship

Worship is core and central to all we are and do as a church. We offer different worship styles for different needs.

community

We were created to know and be known. We believe life transformation happens in circles.

ministry

We are served by serving. God has gifted you to make a difference in the world. We'll help you do it.

discipleship

Spiritual growth is God's invitation to become more like Christ and experience the abundant life we were created to have.

evangelism

God's good news is for everyone. We are blessed to share it with the world.