What We Believe

We believe in the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We confess 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 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 congregation accepts the Apostles’ Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declarations of the faith of this congregation.

We also accept the other confessional writings in the Book of Concord namely, the Apology of the Augsburg confession, the Smalcald Articles and th Treatise, the Small Catechism, the Large Catechism, and the Formula of Concord, as the further valid interpretations of the faith of the Church.

We confess the Gospel, recorded in the Holy Scriptures and confessed in the ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran confessional writings, as the power of God to create and sustain the Church for God’s mission in the world.

 

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