Our Statement of Faith
2.01. We believe, teach, and confess the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
2.02. We believe, teach, and confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the gospel
power of God for the salvation of all who believe in him.
a. Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate, through whom everything was made and
through whose life, death, and resurrection God fashions a new creation.
b. The proclamation of God's message to us as both law and gospel is the Word of
revealing judgment and mercy in the person and work of Jesus Christ through whom
was pleased to reconcile all things to himself.
c. The canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God. Inspired
God's Spirit speaking through their authors, they record and announce God's revelation
centering in Jesus Christ. Through them God's Spirit speaks to us to create and sustain
Christian faith and fellowship for service in the world.
2.03. We believe, teach, and accept the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments
the inspired Word of God and the sole authoritative source and norm of our proclamation,
2.04. We accept the Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declarations
scriptural faith we believe, teach, and confess.
2.05. We believe, teach, and accept the Unaltered Augsburg Confession and the Small
Catechism as true witnesses to the Word of God, normative for our teaching and practice.
acknowledge that we are one in faith and doctrine with all churches that likewise
teachings of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession.
2.06. We believe, teach, and confess the other confessional writings in the Book
namely, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles, the Treatise,
Catechism, and the Formula of Concord, as further valid expositions of the Holy Scriptures.
2.07. We believe, teach, and confess the gospel, recorded in the Holy Scriptures
in the ecumenical creeds and Lutheran confessional writings, as the power of God
to create and
sustain the priesthood of all believers for God's mission in the world.