What We Believe

About Us

What We Believe

We believe in one true God

We share the belief of all other Chris­tians that the one true God has made him­self known as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that God loves all peo­ple

We believe that God loves every human being, even though none of us deserve his love. We believe that God’s deep­est desire is to live in an inti­mate rela­tion­ship with all peo­ple.

We believe in Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is God’s Son. Because he loves the world, God sent his Son Jesus to make things right between God and us. Jesus took the blame for the sins of all peo­ple. Jesus died for every­body. Jesus also broke the power of death by becom­ing alive again. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Through him and him alone can peo­ple enter into a rela­tion­ship with God.

We believe in the Holy Spirit.

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the pres­ence of Jesus Christ among us. The Holy Spirit always points us to the per­son and work of Jesus Christ. The Spirit empow­ers us and lives in us and equips us for ser­vice as his people.

We believe God’s for­give­ness is a free gift

Because of Jesus, God has for­given all sins of all peo­ple. God offers his for­give­ness to every­one as a free gift. We don’t have to earn God’s for­give­ness or pay for it. It is ours when we believe in Jesus as our Sav­iour. God offers us his for­give­ness in the good news about Jesus, and in bap­tism and holy com­mu­nion.

We believe what the Bible says

The Bible is the word of God. Through it, God reveals him­self to us. The entire Bible is God-breathed and God-inspired. So we accept the Bible as the author­ity that decides what we are to believe and how we should live. We believe that the good news about Jesus is the key to the whole Bible.

We believe in the sacra­ments of Bap­tism and Holy Com­mu­nion.

We believe that through the waters of Bap­tism, God comes to us to adopt us as His chil­dren. Through Bap­tism, God gives us the gift of new life. We believe in infant bap­tism. We believe that in the Lord’s Sup­per, Jesus’ body and blood are truly present to bring us for­give­ness of sins and life now and for­ever. It is God’s unmis­take­able way of say­ing again and again, ’ I am for you — for sure!’