wHO WE ARE
We are a Christian congregation affiliated with the LCMS (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod).
We embrace Christian teachings centered on Jesus Christ.
We desire to bring the Gospel to people searching for answers to the meaning of life and to those seeking a closer personal relationship with God.
wHat we believe
We believe there is only one, true God who has revealed Himself to us through the Bible and is known as the Triune God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19), three distinct Persons who are coeternal and coequal with each other.
We believe, teach, and confess that Jesus Christ is our crucified and risen Lord and Savior, and through faith in Him, we receive forgiveness of sins, eternal life, and salvation. We confess our works cannot reconcile us to God or merit forgiveness of sins or grace. We can only obtain forgiveness by grace through faith when we believe Jesus is the only mediator between us and the Father (John 3:16-18; Romans 6:23).
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that we cannot by our own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, or come to Him; but the Holy Spirit has called us by the Gospel, enlightened us with His gifts, sanctified and keeps us in the true one true faith (1 Corinthians 12:1-5).
We believe, teach, and confess that God, by the almighty power of His Word, created all things. We also believe that man, as the principal creature of God, was specially created in His image, that is, in a state of righteousness, innocence, and blessedness (Genesis 1 and 2).
We affirm that Adam and Eve were real historical human beings, the first two people in the world. Their disobedience was a historical occurrence which brought sin into the world so that since the fall of Adam all humanity is born in sin (Genesis 3 & 4; Romans 6:23a).
We believe, teach, and confess that all Scripture is given by the inspiration of God the Holy Spirit. God is, therefore, the true Author of every word of Scripture. We acknowledge there is a qualitative difference between the inspired witness of Holy Scripture in all its parts and words and the witness of every other form of human expression, making the Bible a unique book. We therefore believe, teach and confess that since the Holy Scriptures are the Word of God, they contain no errors or contradictions but that they are in all their parts and words the infallible truth (2 Timothy 3:15-17).
We acknowledge Baptism as a “means of grace” through which God, by water and His Word, calls people (including infants and little children) into His Church family, gives them the new birth of faith, and forgives them all their sins (Acts 2:38).
We believe Communion, also called the Lord’s Supper is another “means of grace” in which our risen Savior gives His true body to eat and His true blood to drink hidden in, with, and under the outward forms of bread and wine for the forgiveness of all our sins (Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 10:16 and 11:23-30).