What We Believe

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Lutherans are Christians who accept the teachings of Martin Luther (1483-1546). Key beliefs include:

  • We are saved by the grace of God alone – not by anything we do
  • Our salvation is through faith alone – a confident trust in God, who in Christ promises us forgiveness, life and salvation
  • The Bible is the norm for faith and life – the true standard by which teachings and doctrines are to be judged

We believe in the Triune God – that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through his death on the cross and that God’s Spirit is active in the world.

Lutherans believe that the center of the good news about God is that God has come to this world in Jesus and, through his life, death and resurrection, all people are given new life and are called to live in that new life of grace.

God’s Spirit calls us together to worship where God speaks to us through readings from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, through preaching, prayer, and song. God feeds and nourishes us in a saving way and sends us in mission to the world.