What We Believe
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God and inerrant in the original writings. We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that the lost and sinful are in need of salvation, and that our only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We believe in and practice the holy sacrament of baptism, which signifies the believer's death, burial, and resurrection into new life with Christ Jesus, and the regular celebration of Holy Communion as commanded by our Lord.
We believe in the present ministry and baptism of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life. We believe in the resurrection at the last day.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
For more information, visit the ELCA website to read about the basics, our Lutheran Statements of Belief, and our statement about our beliefs in The Bible.