We affirm the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds. These three ecumenical creeds provide the best summary of the Christian faith.
We believe in the Holy Trinity: that God exists as three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – who, though three, are united in essence.
We believe that both the Old and New Testaments testify to God’s salvific work in the world. God made a covenant to bless the world through Abraham, and fulfilled that promise in the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We believe that all human beings are born in a state of original sin and cannot live the life God intends for us on our own. We believe that we are justified by grace through faith on account of Christ. Moreover, we believe that through God’s grace, we are set free to love God and neighbor.
We affirm the Sacraments of Holy Baptism and the Holy Eucharist. These are means of God’s grace through which the Lord continues the work of salvation. In Baptism, we are joined to the mystical Body of Christ through Water and the Word. In the Holy Eucharist, Christ is made truly present in, with and under the Bread and Wine. This food becomes the Body and Blood of Christ, and in eating of this Sacrament, we make our Communion with God and with the Church throughout the ages.
We believe that the Church is one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. Despite denominational differences and human failure, the Church is called to be the Body of Christ for the world, proclaiming the Good News of Salvation, celebrating the Sacraments, and serving the Lord through serving our neighbors.
Interested in learning more? Ask for a copy of Luther’s Small Catechism, a short description of our faith.