What We Believe

What We Believe

At Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church we rejoice in the grace of God, ever active in our lives and in the world. We are a family of sinners who confess that we are not worthy of this gift. We are not perfect – we make mistakes – we mess up. But God’s Grace is bigger than our sins, so God works forgiveness and new life within us. God calls us His children and calls us as partners in His action in the world. We are always on the lookout for where and how God is at work, seeking to bear witness to this action and join in partnership with God in this work. Powered by the Holy Spirit we endeavor to embody and to live out God’s remarkable grace.

We believe, teach, and confess the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe, teach, and confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe in him.

· 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.
· The proclamation of God’s message to us as both law and gospel is the Word of God, revealing judgment and mercy in the person and work of Jesus Christ through whom God was pleased to reconcile all things to Himself.
· The canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God. Inspired by 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.
· We believe, teach, and accept the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God and the sole authoritative source and norm of our proclamation, faith, and life.

We believe, teach, and confess the gospel, recorded in the Holy Scriptures and confessed 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.