What We Believe
Our Church is deeply rooted in the Word of God. We believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God, and we subscribe to the three Ecumenical Creeds (Apostle’s, Nicene, and Athanasian), as well as the Lutheran Confessions as accurate statements regarding the truth of God’s Word.
We believe in the one true God, who has revealed Himself as Father, Son, and Spirit. We believe that humankind, created perfectly, went against God’s will and brought sin into the world. Since then, all people have inherited that sin and are born sinful.
We believe, teach and confess that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord, and that through faith in Him we receive forgiveness of sins, eternal life and salvation. We believe that people cannot save themselves by their good works. We believe that in order to save us, God sent His Son into the world. Jesus is both true God and true man. He lived to fulfill God’s Law for us, died on the cross to pay the penalty that our sins deserved, and rose from the dead so that we might have eternal life. He ascended into heaven and will come again to take all believers to Himself. We believe that because of Jesus’ death, God declares a person righteous and forgiven. All those who believe in Jesus as Savior will be saved. We believe that this faith in Jesus is a gift of God, given by the power of the Holy Spirit.
We believe that God uses His Word and the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper to apply His grace and forgiveness to us. Our worship, therefore, centers around these things.
Obviously, this is a very condensed summary of what we believe. We invite you to come worship with us, and in the Narthex, pick up a Welcome Folder with the booklet “A Simple Explanation of Christianity”.
Want to learn even more? Want to discuss what these things mean? Want to ask questions? We invite you to come to the Catechism class with Pastor Poock. Please contact the Church Office to find out when the next session will be offered.