What We Believe

What we believe led us to form Faith Lutheran Church in October of 2009.  Read more about our history here.

 Constitution and Bylaws

We subscribe to The Common Confession

1) The Lord Jesus Christ
We are people who believe and confess our faith in the Triune God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We trust and believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord.

2) The Gospel of Salvation
We believe and confess that all human beings are sinners, and that sinners are redeemed by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. God alone justifies human beings by faith in Christ, a faith which God creates through the message of the Gospel. As ambassadors for Christ, God uses us to speak his Word and build his kingdom.

3) The Authority of Scripture
We believe and confess that the Bible is God’s revealed Word to us, spoken in Law and Gospel. The Bible is the final authority for us in all matters of our faith and life.

4) A Common Confession of Faith
We accept and uphold that the Lutheran Confessions reliably guide us as faithful interpretations of Scripture, and that we share a unity and fellowship in faith with others among whom the Gospel of Jesus Christ is preached and the sacraments are administered in accordance with the Gospel.

5) The Priesthood of All Believers
We believe and confess that the Holy Spirit makes all who believe in Jesus Christ to be priests for service to others in Jesus’ name, and that God desires to make use of the spiritual gifts he has given through the priesthood of all believers.

6) Marriage and Family
We believe and confess that the marriage of male and female is an institution created and blessed by God. From marriage, God forms families to serve as the building blocks of all human civilization and community. We teach and practice that sexual activity belongs exclusively within the biblical boundaries of a faithful marriage between one man and one woman.

7) The Mission and Ministry of the Congregation.

We believe and confess that the church is the assembly of believers called and gathered by God around Word and Sacrament, and that the mission and ministry of the church is carried out within the context of individual congregations, which are able to work together locally and globally.

You can find more information at Lutheran Churches of the Common Confession.

We strive to “worship in Spirit and in Truth.”  In a sermon given by Martin Luther at a new “mission” congregation in the town of Torgau, he preached, “Nothing else may ever happen in this new house except that our dear Lord Himself may speak to us through His holy word and we respond to Him through prayer and praise.”   The “essentials” of public worship are:  reading Scripture, preaching, and responding in prayer and praise.  At Faith Lutheran we share in a time of confession and absolution, we baptize whenever possible, give the Lord’s Supper as needed, read Scripture and preach from it, and pray by way of thankful response.
Luther had a great love for music referring to it as the language of the heart and soul.  He stated, “I place music next to the Word of God and give it the highest praise.”  At Faith Lutheran, we sing “psalms and hymns and spiritual songs” (Ephesians 5:19) and we praise Him with a variety of musical instruments. (Psalm 150)

 

 

take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.  And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.  Ephesians 6:16-18  NIV