We believe that God has spoken to us in his Word and ultimately in the Word made flesh: Jesus
We affirm that the Bible is the reliable and authoritative witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the only source and norm for Christian doctrine. We teach that the two main messages of the Bible are Law and Gospel; the law showing us our sin and the Gospel revealing our Savior. We believe that ultimately God has spoken to us through the life and death and resurrection of his Son, Jesus.
We believe that God created the world and humanity and made it good.
God fashioned the universe and placed human beings made in his image to be in fellowship with him. Because of humanity's sin and brokenness, all of creation needs redepemption and new life.
We believe that God loved the world so much he gave us his only son.
God sent his Son Jesus to be our Savior from, death and the power of the devil. We believe that Jesus took on himself our sin and brokenness on the cross in order to demonstrate his love and save us from all that enslave and oppress us. This saving action forgives our sin and gives us new life.
We believe we are saved by grace through faith.
We believe that God loves sinners and saves all who believe in him with unconditional love and grace. We believe that we receive this love and grace by faith which is defined as simply trusting in God's love.
We believe the Holy Spirit brings us to faith and keeps us in faith.
We believe the Holy Spirit creates saving faith in our hearts through the power of God's Word and through the sacraments as means of grace. Holy Baptism is the sacrament through which the Spirit brings us to faith and by which we are adopted as God's children and made members of the Body of Christ. Holy Communion is the means by which the Spirit nurtures faith and unites the body of Christ.
We believe that the Church is the community of believers and is open to all.
The church is made up of sinners who are loved and called by Jesus. In the church we support and encourage one another, we gather to worship and receive the means of grace and grow in our faith together. God has created us to be in fellowship with him and each other and the Church exists to be a place where this community is celebrated.