What We Believe

Our theological convictions can be summarized in terms of source and content. The source of our theology is Scripture, that is, the sixty-six canonical books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe the Bible is the inerrant, infallible, and inspired Word of God. It is our authority, both in what we believe, and in how we live.

In terms of content, we believe, based on what Scripture says about itself, that the central message of the Bible is God’s action to redeem us through the perfect life, death, and resurrection of his Son, Jesus Christ. For this reason, the central focus of our worship and teaching is Jesus Christ, crucified and risen for the forgiveness of sins.

Here is how our official statement of faith puts it:

“This congregation believes and confesses that the Holy Scriptures, that is, the Canonical Books of the Old and New Testaments, are the Word of God, revealed for the salvation of man, and hence the only source and rule of faith, doctrine, and life.”

The Scriptures are authoritative and clear. Unfortunately, whether through malice or accident, various disagreements have arisen, and it has become necessary for Christians to express their faith in specific confessions. Our statement of faith also identifies our confessions:

“This congregation receives and adheres to the Apostolic, the Nicene, and the Athanasian Creeds, and especially to the unaltered Augsburg Confession and Luther’s Small Catechism; nothing contrary to these confessions shall be taught in the congregation, either in preaching or in the instruction of children and youth.”

Since our founding in 1963, we have been a member congregation of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations. As such, we believe that God works through his Word and Sacraments to create free and living Christians in free and living congregations. Our statement of faith declares our affiliation:

“This congregation subscribes to the Fundamental Principles of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations.”