Our Statement of Faith
We believe, teach, and confess the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe, teach, and confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the gospel as the power of God for the
salvation of all who believe in him.
a. Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate, through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection
God fashions a new creation.
b. The proclamation of God's message to us as both law and gospel is the Word of God, revealing judgment and mercy in the person and work of Jesus Christ through whom God
was pleased to reconcile all things to himself.
c. The canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God. Inspired by God's Spirit
speaking through their authors, they record and announce God's revelation centering in Jesus Christ.
Through them God's Spirit speaks to us to create and sustain Christian faith and fellowship for service
in the world.
We believe, teach, and accept the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired
Word of God and the sole authoritative source and norm of our proclamation, faith, and life.
We accept the Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declarations of the scriptural faith
we believe, teach, and confess.
We believe, teach, and accept the Unaltered Augsburg Confession and the Small Catechism as true witnesses
to the Word of God, normative for our teaching and practice.
We acknowledge that we are one in faith and doctrine with all churches that likewise accept the teachings
of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession.
We believe, teach, and confess the other confessional writings in the Book of Concord, namely, the Apology
of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles, the Treatise, the Large Catechism, and the Formula of
Concord, as further valid expositions of the Holy Scriptures.
We believe, teach, and confess the gospel, recorded in the Holy Scriptures and confessed in the ecumenical
creeds and Lutheran confessional writings, as the power of God to create and sustain the priesthood of
all believers for God's mission in the world.