We Believe in One God
With the one holy catholic and apostolic Church, we as a member congregation of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod teach and respond to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all things; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became man to suffer and die for the sins of all people and to rise to life again in victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God’s Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.
Being “Lutheran,” our congregation accepts and teaches the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther and other reformers in the 16th century that are contained in the Book of Concord. Chief among these teachings is a passionate emphasis on the Gospel: the good news of Christ Jesus.
The Gospel, the heart of the Christian faith, is beautifully summed up in Martin Luther’s explanation to the Second Article of the Apostles’ Creed in his Large Catechism (part of the Book of Concord). The following is an excerpt from his explanation. Click here for a PDF of the Large Catechism and the full explanation.