- God the Son
- We believe that God became human in the person of Jesus of Nazareth. God did this out of divine love. Jesus Christ's life, death, and resurrection express that love for us. Because Christ gave his life for us, our relationship to God is restored. We are saved by God's gracious love. This reality stands at the center of our faith.
- God the Father
- We believe that this entire universe is the fruit of God's imaginative and loving heart. God continues to cherish and care for all people and for all of creation. God longs to see the universe in harmony.
- Holy Spirit
- We believe that God is present and active in our world, in our congregation, and in our individual lives through the Spirit. The Spirit activates and enlivens our faith and creates the Church that is the body of Christ.
- One God
- We believe in one God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is one in power and purpose and love. Along with the community of believers since the time of Christ, we continue to experience God as creator, savior and sanctifier.
- The Bible
- We believe that the Bible, both the Old and the New Testaments, contains the Word of God and is a faithful guide in all matters of faith and life. In and through our personal reading and community study of the Bible, in and through Bible-based preaching, the Holy Spirit continues to make Christ real and active in our lives.
- Holy Baptism
- We believe that God acts through water and the Word to make us part of the divine family. In Baptism we are claimed and named and given the power to act and live as children of God. Baptism Workshop
- Holy Communion
- We believe that in, with, and under the bread and wine of Holy Communion, Christ's presence is made real through His body and blood. When we celebrate this meal, Christ's love and forgiveness are given personally to each one of us.
- We believe that to trust in Christ is to follow Christ. To follow Christ is to love the world sacrificially, to serve others joyfully, and to proclaim the Gospel boldly to all peoples.
- "Lutheran" Christians
- We believe that all those who claim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are part of the one Christian Church. The name "Lutheran" refers to our historical roots in the efforts of Martin Luther to reform the Church in the 16th Century. Lutherans are one of the largest mainline Christian denominations in the United States.
Mission, Vision, Values
The mission God has given us is sweet and filled with joy.
Passionately we live out our love for God, and our love for others in three different arenas:
• Congregationally • Locally • Globally
At the end of the day it is all about relationships, our relationship with God and others. Together we take what we have been given and reach out beyond ourselves and beyond our church.
Our congregational mission is to connect with people on our campus: to transform and strengthen them in their relationship with God. This will enable all of us to do a better job loving God and loving others, reaching out beyond ourselves - both individually and corporately.
Our local mission is that everybody deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their personal circumstances. Together we can be the heart and hands of Christ, offering the skills, knowledge and assistance others need to help themselves lead healthy and productive lives.
Our global mission is to follow our Lord in working with the poor and oppressed. We promote human transformation and seek justice as we identify with the poor, the powerless, the afflicted and the marginalized. This finds its most humble expression in our concern and care for children and widows.