What We Believe

She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world.”

Statement of faith

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 accept the Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declarations of the scriptural faith we believe, teach, and confess.

We believe, teach, and accept the Unaltered Augsburg Confession and the Small Catechism as true witnesses to the Word of God, normative for our teaching and practice.  We acknowledge that we are one in faith and doctrine with all churches that likewise accept the teachings of the unaltered Augsburg Confession.  

We believe, teach, and confess the other confessional writings in the Book of Concord namely, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles, the Treatise, the Large Catechism, and the Formula of Concord, as further valid expositions of the Holy Scriptures.

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.

our affiliation

St. Paul's Lutheran Church is a member of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC). 

LCMC is an association of congregations who are:
  • free in Christ;
  • accountable to one another;
  • rooted in the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions;
  • working together to fulfill Christ's Great Commission to go and make disciples of all nations.

For more information, click on LCMC button below to be directed to their website.

About us

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We are a caring congregation of people with a desire to grow in our Christian faith.  We are a congregation of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC).  The word "evangelical" is important to us.  Our desire is to reach out to the world with the great news of salvation found in Jesus Christ.  And we would like to reach out to you.  If you do not yet have a church home, please consider worshipping with us.  

We have a variety of groups and activities aimed at helping to strengthen the faith we share in Jesus Christ.  These groups and activities will also help us to become better acquainted.  If you wish more information about us or about any group or activity you may call the church office or complete the "Contact Us" form below.

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