What We Believe

Simply stated, we believe, teach and confess that salvation is in Christ alone by grace alone through faith alone on the basis of Scripture alone.

Scripture Alone: the belief that the Word of God (Holy Bible) is the sole authority and measuring stick when it comes to the faith and life of the Christian Church.  (Matthew 22:29; John 17:17; Acts 17:11)

Grace Alone: the teaching of the Bible that salvation is—from beginning to end—completely by God’s grace apart from any good works of man.  (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Faith Alone: the teaching of the Bible that only faith can receive the freely-given gifts of God’s grace.  (Romans 3:28)

Christ Alone: the teaching of the Bible that salvation is to be found in Christ Jesus and no other.  (John 14:6)

For a summary of what we believe about certain subjects visit the pages below.

God

God has revealed Himself to be the Holy Trinity, one God in…

Creation

All that exists, visible and invisible, has been brought into being by God…

Sin

Since the fall of Adam all people are conceived and born in sin…

Jesus Christ

Jesus of Nazareth is the Eternal Son of God. God the Father sent…

Justification

Jesus of Nazareth is the propitiation for our sins and not only for ours but…

Holy Spirit

God the Holy Spirit works and strengthens faith in us through the preaching…

The Church

The Church is God’s family, gathered by Him to receive His gifts of Word and Sacrament…

Holy Baptism

God bestows saving faith, the forgiveness of sins, and…

Holy Communion

The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ is truly and essentially present…

Law and Gospel

The Law demands that we have true faith, love, and trust in God…

The Holy Ministry

Our Lord Jesus Christ, having completed His ministry of justification, created the office…

Sanctification

As faith in Jesus Christ is the creative work of the Holy Spirit, the maturity of faith and…

Prayer

Prayer is the response of faith to the promises of God in Christ Jesus…

The Last Day

Jesus is coming again to judge both the living and the dead…

The Scriptures

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the sole…