Belief and Practice
With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: 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 through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.
Our congregations accept and preach the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teachings of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.
For a comprehensive look at our beliefs, visit the website at www.lcms.org.
The Bible is the inspired Word of God.
All men are sinners separated from God, cannot save themselves, and deserve eternal punishment.
Jesus Christ, God's Son and true God, having also become true man, lived, suffered and died for the sins of all people, that we need not remain separated from God.
Whoever repents of his sins and accepts by faith Jesus Christ as his Savior has forgiveness of his sins and has eternal life with God.
Therefore, each person is saved from eternal separation from God only by the grace of God Himself, through faith in Jesus Christ.
In response to this loving gift of God, Christians will strive to live holy lives as the fruit of their faith and, together with their fellow Christians in the Church, will serve God and do His work.
We are a member of Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod