What we believe

As members of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS), we believe, teach, and confess:

GOD’S WORD – The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the inspired Word of God and, thus, the only source and norm for all Christian faith and practice.

THE TRINITY – God has revealed Himself to be Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, three Persons yet only one God.

MANKIND – God created human beings to live forever in perfect harmony with Him. But Adam and Eve brought sin into the world and we daily continue their sinful rebellion by choosing to fear, love, and trust in other things before God. Our sin separates us from God and leads to eternal death. We are unable to overcome sin on our own.

JESUS CHRIST – Jesus Christ suffered, died and rose again that we might be forgiven our sins and thus receive eternal life and salvation. All this He did, not due to our merit, but purely out of His grace and mercy. So also, Christ will come again to resurrect all believers to life everlasting.

MEANS OF GRACE – The benefits of Christ’s sufferings, death, and resurrection are delivered to us through the means He has chosen: His Word, Confession and Absolution (repentance and the forgiveness of sin), Holy Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper. Through these seemingly simple gifts, the Holy Spirit creates, sustains, and strengthens faith within us.

WORSHIP – Christ’s people regularly gather together in worship to receive His gifts for the strengthening of our faith. In response to His great gifts, we offer Him our thanks and praise.

LUTHERAN CONFESSIONS – The Book of Concord of 1580 is a faithful and true exposition of God’s Word and serves as an authoritative and binding text for the LCMS. For more information on The Lutheran Confessions, please visit:  https://www.lcms.org/about/beliefs/lutheran-confessions

To learn more about Lutheran Beliefs, please visit the LCMS website:  https://www.lcms.org/about/beliefs