What We Believe About God
We believe in the Triune God — God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We acknowledge one God in these three persons.
We believe that God the Father created the universe. More than that He created us and continues to provide for and protect His creation.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s only Son, true God and true Man. Jesus lived a perfect life, took the punisment we deserved for our sin and died for us on the cross, rose again on Easter, and lives and rules in heaven.
We believe that the Holy Spirit changes lives. The Holy Spirit brings people to faith, leads them to grow in faith, and keeps them in the faith. We recognize that the Holy Spirit is alive and active through the Word and Sacraments.
What We Believe About Us
We believe, as the Scripture says that all of us are sinful people. We cannot earn or achieve forgiveness or our salvation. We are solely dependent on God and His love for a saving relationship. By faith in Jesus Christ we have forgiveness of sin, live with God now, and the promise of life with Him forever in heaven.
What We Believe About the Sacraments
Means of Grace — We believe that God brings and delivers His love, mercy, and kindness to us through His “means of grace.” In addition to the spoken and written Word, God also comes to us in Baptism and Holy Communion.
Baptism — We believe that through the waters of Baptism, God forgives us our sin and adopts us as His own children. In Holy Baptism God gives us the gift of the Holy Spirit and a new life in Him.
Holy Communion —We believe that in Holy Communion Jesus is really present with His body and blood in the bread and wine. In Holy Communion, Jesus brings us forgiveness of sin and the promise of life and salvation.
What We Believe About the Church
We believe that the church is not a building but people joined together by God around His Word and Sacraments. We are passionate about the mission God has given us to bring His love and message to all people. We are committed to sharing the message of Jesus Christ with those not yet connected to Him so that they will know Him. We are dedicated to discipling people so that they will know more about Jesus, serve Him more effectively and join us more fervently in that mission.