Beliefs | St Luke's Lutheran Church

Beliefs

What We Believe, Teach, & Confess
We believe and confess one Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.
We believe the Bible to be the revealed and inspired Word of God, and the authoritative source of our proclamation, faith, and life.
We accept and confess as true statements of the Word of God, the Apostle's, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds.
We accept the Unaltered Augsburg Confession as a true witness to the Gospel, and the other writings in the Book of Concord as further valid interpretations of the faith of the Church.
We acknowledge and confess our sinful nature in the sight of God, and recognize that only in and through the power of the Holy Spirit who gives us faith in Jesus Christ are we made right with God.
We teach and believe that God loves all people and, therefore, we invite and accept all people into our faith community without prejudice.
We value the gifts and the giftedness of each person.
We believe all people are called to share in the mission given to us by our Lord and, therefore, we encourage and promote the use of individual gifts in the shared ministry of the Church.
We trust in the Holy Spirit's power to transform and empower people to witness to their faith and serve God and others in daily life.

Lutheran Theology
God's Word comes to our ears as Law & Gospel, killing the sinner and making us alive in Christ.
People of faith are called to live in the kingdom of God today, in their lives, as a witness to God's promised life.
Word Alone, Faith Alone, Grace Alone, Christ Alone, together.
The Bible holds authority for faith and life because it leads us to the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ.