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who we are

what we believe

We teach and respond to the love of the Triune God:

  • The Father, creator of everything
  • Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for our sins and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan
  • The Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God’s Word and Sacraments.
  • The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.

    As Lutherans, what we believe comes from the Bible, God's message of love and hope for all people. The Bible is the written Word of God, handed down to us to point us to the truth that we are saved from our sin and eternal death only by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe the Bible is completely reliable and without error. In it we learn everything we need to know about God's love and His gifts to us.

    Our beliefs are in line with the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther, who inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teachings of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace alone, Scripture alone, Faith alone. We are part of a large denomination known as the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS)

    Grace alone

    Grace is an unearned, undeserved gift to us. God loves us, even though we are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.

    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 us. When we hear this Good News and believe it, we have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives us forgiveness through Him.

    Scripture alone

    The Bible is God’s Word, perfect and without error. In it, He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.

    To find out more about our beliefs, email Pastor Kevin or call 909.989.6500 - schedule an appointment or ask about our On-Ramp class, offered twice per year.

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