WE BELIEVE that the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God, and the only source and authority for all matters of faith and life.
WE BELIEVE that humankind is saved by the grace of God through faith alone in Jesus Christ.
WE BELIEVE that this faith is to express itself in a life of love to
God and service to our fellow men.
Being “Lutheran,” our congregations accept and teach Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace alone, Scripture alone, Faith alone.
Adapted from A Week in the Life of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, copyright 1996, Concordia Publishing House.
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