"Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus."
Who is God? He is 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 in the Gospel through God’s Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are one God, coequal and coeternal.
What is man? We believe that man was created an intelligent and moral being, with body and immortal soul. We believe that by His own choice man fell into sin, thus separating himself from God. Man, therefore, needs a savior.
What is sin? We believe that sin is rebellion against God's holy will, the failure to love God and one's neighbor as oneself, and that by reason of the guilt attached to sin man is subject to death and eternal damnation.
What is Salvation? We believe that our loving God, out of His mercy and grace alone, sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for us on the cross and bear all our sins. Jesus has taken our punishments away and offers us life with the Father. On Easter Jesus rose victoriously from the grave having earned forgiveness for us. This gift is available to all through faith in the Gospel of Christ. He strengthens and preserves us in this faith through Holy Baptism, the preaching of the Gospel, and by giving us His body and blood to eat and to drink with the promise of forgiveness.
What is the Bible? We believe that the Bible, both the Old and the New Testament, is God's own word. Because God will not lie to us, His Word is always true and cannot fail. We believe that the Bible is the only source and authority for all matters of faith and life.
What is a Lutheran? As a congregation of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, we stand with our fellow Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod congregations in the firm belief that the Book of Concord of 1580 is a faithful and true exposition of the Bible. Our members are taught and confirmed in these Biblical teachings as they are expounded in the Book of Concord, with particular emphasis on Luther's Small Catechism. We invite all Christians and non-Christians to compare these documents with the Scriptures and to join us in the historic Lutheran confession of the Bible's truths.