We Believe

With the universal Christian Church, Lord of the Lakes Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists, Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and rose to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan, and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and co-eternal, one God.

Being "Lutheran Missouri Synod," our congregation accepts and teaches the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. These teachings can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace alone, Scripture alone, Faith alone.

Grace alone

God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.

Scripture alone

The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.

Faith alone

By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.

We Confess

That the Bible is infallible, authoritative, and the inspired Word of God.
That God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  That there is one God in trinity and unity.
That we, as humans, are born sinful and are in need of God's forgiveness and grace.
That our sins are forgiven through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  
That the Word of God, Baptism, and the Lord's Supper are the means by which God has promised to work forgiveness and grace in our lives.
That eternal life is a free gift of God, through faith in Jesus Christ.
That Jesus will one day return as Victorious Lord of all, to judge the world.