We are Christians who believe in Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior over sin, death and Satan.
This belief is received as the Holy Spirit works faith in one’s heart through the means of grace: God’s Word, Holy Baptism and
Holy Communion. By these means, the Holy Spirit continues to strengthen and sustain a living, vibrant faith as He calls us into Christian community and fellowship to be a dynamic and powerful witness to Jesus Christ, to share each other’s joys and sorrows, and to press on toward the prize and crown of everlasting life.
In 1517, Martin Luther posted ninety-five statements (or theses) for debate in Wittenberg, Germany. His action was the beginning of the Reformation. Luther sought to reform the unbiblical teachings and practices that had crept into the Church, eclipsing the great news that “in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting [people’s] trespasses against them” (2 Corinthians 5:19).
Luther and the Lutheran Reformation did not introduce new teachings to the Christian Church. Instead, the Lutherans showed how the Gospel of Jesus Christ is always the vibrant, beating heart of the biblical and historic Christian faith and life.