We believe that the God of the Bible created all
that exists. The human race has sinned against God, and does not
have the power to redeem itself. The result is separation from
God who is the source of life and of everything good. God sent
his Son, Jesus Christ, to do for us what we could not do. Jesus'
death paid the price for our sin, and his resurrection secured
eternal life for us. Now the Holy Spirit works faith in believers,
and calls them together into Christ's church on earth. Baptism
is the means by which the Spirit comes to us.
Our faith concerns a relationship with God which
transforms our lives and takes us into eternity. Jesus Christ
is the indispensible part of all this. As he said, "I am the way,
the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but by me
We believe the Scriptures are the only source
of authority for believers. We also accept the Apostles Creed,
and two other creeds, as valid summaries of the Christian faith.
We accept statements from the 16th Century called the Lutheran
Confessions as valid summaries of scriptural teachings.