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What We Believe

Faith Lutheran Church is a member congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  Our beliefs, teachings, and practices are in harmony with them.

  • The Bible is God’s inspired Word and is without error.  It clearly reveals God’s only plan of salvation for mankind
  • God is three persons in one: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • Our lives are built on Christ Jesus who suffered and died for the sins of all people.
  • Jesus victoriously defeated death and the powers of evil when He rose from the dead on Easter morning.
  • All who repent and seek Christ’s forgiveness will be forgiven by God and reconciled to God.
  • Faith is given to us and nurtured by God’s Holy Spirit.
  • Baptism is God’s way of bringing us into His family and giving us His gifts of eternal life.
  • The study of God’s Word is important for us to understand the mind of God and live according to His ways.
  • The Lord’s Supper is a way by which God draws us close to Himself, giving us forgiveness, life, and salvation.
  • Our obedience to God is a grateful response for His love toward us and our salvation won by Christ Jesus.
  • All believers in Christ have the assurance of eternal life with God and with one another in heaven.

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A special note on Holy Communion

Our congregation believes that Holy Communion is a gift of Christ to His Holy Church.  Because of what Holy Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions teach, we request that those who wish to commune here:
 
1. Be baptized Christians who recognize their sin and come in true repentance. (Romans 6:1-4, 11-14)
 
2. Believe that through the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus, God forgives our sins. (John 3:16)
 
3. Believe that in and with the bread and wine, we receive in a miraculous way the real Body and Blood of Christ for the forgiveness of our sins and strengthening of our faith. (1 Cor 10:16 and 11:23-29)
 
4. Recognize that participation in this meal at Faith indicates a public agreement with the Lutheran understanding of God’s Word and a oneness in the Lutheran faith with fellow communicants. (1 Cor 10:16-17)
 
If you disagree with, or are unaware of, the teachings of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, or have any doubts or question, we respectfully ask that you visit with Pastor before communing here at Faith the first time.

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