Our Core Values
We are a community that embraces the biblical truth of God's unconditional love in Christ, through whom we receive forgiveness of sins and the gift of salvation.
Called together by the Holy Spirit, we worship with exultation, pray for one another and the world, share in the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper, and boldly proclaim the truths of the Bible which lead us to welcome all people and invite them into inspiring worship which flows into their daily lives as disciples of Christ.
Every Member a Minister
As people baptized into the body of Christ, gifted by God, and equipped and sent into daily life through the mission of this congregation, we believe that every member is a minister. Through sharing our time and abilities and teemed with faith in a God of grace, we individually and collectively extend the reign of God in Christ in this world.
1 Corinthians 12:4-6
We teach the truth that in baptism we are claimed by God and then called to follow Jesus and serve as God's hands in a needy world. Together we build up one another in faith, supporting one another as partners in a mission inspired by the Holy Spirit as we bring Christ to others in cooperation with local, regional, and global partners. In doing so, we strive to bring healing and hope to those broken by life's circumstances.
We live aware of God's presence with us always and of the gifts God gives every person for use in ministries in daily life. As a church we teach and proclaim the Bible, we connect people with the Word, and we seek to transform families, communities, and our world with the mercies of God in Christ.
We are committed to pray for the Church, the world, one another, and the mission of this congregation. Through individual and corporate prayer, we become closer in relationship to God and to one another.
God, who is first generous with us, frees us from all that binds us to sin, fear, division, or exclusivity so that our life as a church can be marked by inclusivity, openness, hospitality, and joy.
2 Corinthians 9:7
ELCA Confession of Faith
What we believe in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America