of Beliefs, Values, Mission, and Vision
By Congregational Meeting, February 26, 2006
Christians . . .
in one God, who exists in three persons:
Jesus Christ, our Redeemer
believe Jesus died on the cross for the forgiveness of sins, and now
embraces us with all our faults. (1
Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 5:8; Matthew 11:28-30)
believe Christ rose again in victory over death and, therefore, we
walk in newness of life. (Romans
believe the Good News of Jesus has the power to eternally save, and
that God accepts a person by grace alone through faith in Christ. (John
3:16 Romans; 1:16, 3:28; Ephesians 2:8-9)
believe in the Holy Spirit who leads us in the way of truth and
16:13; Galatians 5:16, 22; 1 Peter 1:15-16)
believe the Church, as the priesthood of believers, exists to
glorify God, and that all our ministry is to be carried out with this
end in view. (Ephesians
1:11-12; Colossians 3:17; 1 Peter 2:9)
believe the Bible is God's inspired, trustworthy, written Word for
us. As such, we look to it as our primary authority in matters of
faith and life.
believe that God rules our lives and that all we are and have are His. (Acts
17:28; Romans 8:14; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
Lutherans . . .
the three historic creeds of the Church the Apostles', the
Nicene, and the Athanasian Creeds are true declarations of the
the Book of Concord is a faithful and true witness to the Gospel. We
accept its writings as valid and authoritative interpretations of the
Scriptures and the Church's faith.
the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion are events in the life
of a congregation where God promises to meet us. Through them God
extends His grace to us, forgives us our sins, and makes us His own.
He bestows His gifts on us and renews us for witness and service in
hold dear are . . .
o Passion and reverence for
God and all his creation
o Commitment to
Christ, his Church, and the Scriptures
o Love and compassion for
o Authenticity and integrity in
o Humility and trust in
our dealings with others
o Generosity with
our time, talent, and treasure
o Based in
the past Open to
Our Mission is
to . . .
in to grow in
up in worship to
out to welcome and witness
is to be
a flourishing congregation of disciples living out our beliefs and
values in Christ to impact our community and world.