We believe that God loved you so much that he sent his one and only Son, Jesus. We don’t have to agree on everything, however, without apology or reservation, we start and end with Jesus. He is the rock of all we are and everything we do. For instance:
- Because of Jesus, we believe God loves us unconditionally. He is gracious and forgiving. He is righteous and holy. And we are justified, not by what we do, but by what He has done for us. Now those are some big churchy words to say simply – You are loved, you are wanted, and you are His! (Ephesians 2:8-9)
- We believe that the Bible is God’s word revealed to us and centered on His Son, Jesus Christ. We come to and read the Bible with humility, knowing we will never understand it all perfectly. But as Jesus told us, when he knocks on our door, if we open it, he will come in, open our hearts and show us his love. (Revelation 3:20)
- We believe the church is a Jesus-centered community of sinners. The church, our church, is not a showroom full of shiny new cars, but a repair shop where cars drip oil, blow gaskets, and are in need of an overhaul. The church is where two or more are gathered in His name, declaring His praise and serving His people. (Matthew 8:8)
- We believe Jesus lived, died, and rose again; in other words, “He’s Alive!” And not only that, but He will come back again to restore His Kingdom and take us with Him to live forever in a new and perfect heaven and earth. We call this salvation. We call this hope. We call this life! (Luke 24:12)
We affirm the historic creeds of the Christian church; The Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds, and we are a Christian church in the Lutheran tradition. This means we think the historical writings of the Lutheran Reformation (such as the Augsburg Confession and the Small Catechism) helped Christians become more Jesus-centered and Biblically faithful. We are part of a larger association of Christ-centered congregations called Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC).
We are committed to the Great Commission, where Jesus teaches us to go and make disciples of all the nations. And we are equally committed to Jesus’ Great Commandments: to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love our neighbors as ourselves. In short, we believe God loves you more than you can imagine, and we want to help you feel that love and experience that truth as a disciple of Jesus Christ!