What We Believe

The Word of God is at the foundation of all we do. We welcome and equip people to follow Christ and live authentic faith. We are a family that demonstrates our faith in Christ by the way we love, support, and teach one another.

  • In one God in Three Persons, the Holy Trinity--Father, Son and Holy Spirit. [Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14]
  • that the Bible is God’s message to man and that it is the only source and standard of Christian teaching. [2 Timothy 3:14-17]
  • that man is sinful by nature and in need of salvation. [Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23]
  • that God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to be our Savior. [John 3:16-17, John 14:6, Romans 5:8]
  • that God provides salvation and life through faith alone in Jesus Christ. [Romans 3:28, Ephesians 2:8-9]
  • that God desires each Christian to respond to His love in Christ by dedicating his daily life to the glory of God. [John 15:1-6]

With the universal Christian Church, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, Creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.

Communion is given on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th weekends of each month. Those who take part in the Lord’s Supper consume bread and wine. (1 Corinthians 10:17; 1 Corinthians 11:27). But more than that, they also receive a miracle in the bread and wine, for therein Christ places His true Body and true Blood (1 Corinthians 10:16). He gives them to us as His personal assurance of the forgiveness of our sins. It is the request of our congregation that anyone who wishes to commune with us share this faith. As His Body and Blood can be taken to one’s own judgment (1 Corinthians 11:29), St. Paul urges each communicant “examine yourself” before participating in the Meal. By his admonition, therefore, we in turn urge you to ask yourself: Do I believe that I am a sinner, admit my sins, and am I truly sorry for them? Do I believe that Jesus, by His death in my place, offers me forgiveness for all my sins? Do I believe that I receive the Body and Blood of Jesus in, with, and under the bread and wine? (Not merely symbolically present) Will I, with a grateful heart, and in loving obedience, strive with the Spirit’s help to change my sinful attitudes, habits, and actions so I may more fully live for my Savior?