Beliefs

What We Believe

The Trinity

We believe that the only true God is the Triune God; one God made of three distinct and separate persons (Hebrews 11:1-3; John 3:16; John 5:39; Acts 4:12; 1 Corinthians 12:3). The Father is the creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.


The Bible

The focus of our teaching is from the Holy Bible which we confess is the inspired Word of God. That Bible dictates all of our teaching and practice. We believe that the Bible's main purpose is to show us Jesus, and that through Jesus we have eternal life (John 20:21-22). Our messages and studies are filled with the Good News of God's love, and are rooted in the Word of God.

Sin

We believe that all people are sinners by nature and daily fall short of God’s commands and have separated themselves from the love of God. We also believe that though we deserve death, God desires to give us life in Jesus Christ. As the Bible says in Romans 6:23, For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Baptism

We believe that the Sacrament of Baptism is the participation in the death and resurrection of Jesus. Through Baptism, the Holy Spirit offers all people new life and makes us God's children. (John 1:12,13; John 3:1-8; Titus 3:5; Acts 2:38)

Holy Communion

Communion is a special meal for all confessing and believing Christians. As Lutheran Christians we believe Christ’s body and blood are truly present, and in this meal we receive the forgiveness of our sins and power for Christian living (1 Corinthians 11:27). If you are in true repentance and have faith in these words, “given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins,” we urge you to participate.

Our Affiliation

We are affiliated with the Pacific Southwest District of the The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. We walk hand-in-hand with this church body, holding to the same doctrines and beliefs.