We believe...

We believe in the triune God: God the Father, creator and sustainer of all things; God the Son, Jesus Christ, who redeems and restores us; and God the Holy Spirit, who reveals God to us and brings us to faith in Him. We believe that we are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, as revealed in scripture alone.

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Grace (gift)

We are saved (from sin, death, and the devil) because God did the work:

  • God saves us, not because of what we do for Him, but because of what Jesus did for us. Ephesians 2:8

  • Just as God’s gifts surprise us, we want to surprise others without expectation of return. Matthew 25:36-40

Faith (trust)

We receive the benefits (God's blessings) because God gives faith:

  • The ability to trust in Jesus is a gift from God, received in Holy Baptism as a gift from the Holy Spirit. Hebrews 11:1

  • Faith in Jesus evokes a response to God’s love in which we join Him in loving our neighbors. Ephesians 5:1

Scripture (the Bible)

We know about God because He reveals Himself to us (through His Word):

  • God makes Himself known through His Son, Jesus, who is the central figure of the Bible… it all points to Him. John 20:31

  • We use the Bible to build each other up in the faith that looks to Jesus for everything needed in this life and for eternal life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

A closer look...

We are a Christ-centered congregation. We believe that God has revealed Himself in the person and life of Jesus Christ, who is both the divine Son of God and the human Son of Mary. He came from heaven to reconcile sinful creatures to our Creator. To do this He had to fulfill every promise made about Him in the Old Testament, including His death on a cross and His resurrection out of death.

In knowing Jesus, we know the Father (John 14:9). Jesus is the perfect representation of His Father (Hebrews 1:3). We believe the purpose of the Bible is to reveal Jesus to us so that we can trust in Him (John 20:31). Faith in Jesus reconciles us to the Father, delivers us from the devil’s hold on us, and will ultimately rescue us from death and all other consequences of our sin. 

On Sunday mornings, we usually make a concise, yet profound, statement of our beliefs by reciting either the Apostles’ Creed or the Nicene Creed. These statements of faith have been spoken by centuries of Christians to help us voice the foundational, biblical beliefs that we share with millions of believers worldwide. These truths are discovered in the Holy Bible where God reveals Himself and reveals His plan to rescue and renew us for eternal life with Him.

We also use a Bible study tool called the Small Catechism to provide a more detailed study of the central teachings of the Bible. We use this to help our youth and new adults learn the contents of the Bible and learn more about what Jesus has done to save us.

We are a member congregation of the Northwest District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). For more detailed information about our belief and practice, please visit the LCMS website.

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