What We Believe

This congregation acknowledges and accepts as the only rule and norm of faith and practice all the canonical books of the Old and the New Testament as the revealed and inerrant Word of God, verbally inspired.  This congregation further acknowledges and accepts without reservation all the Confessional Writings of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, contained in the Book of Concord of the year 1580, to be true and genuine expositions of the doctrines of the Bible. These are the three Ecumenical Creeds (Apostles, Nicene, and Athanasian), the Unaltered Augsburg Confession, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles, Luther's Large Catechism, Luther's Small Catechism, and the Formula of Concord.  In this congregation no doctrines shall be taught or tolerated, nor any practices condoned, which are at variance with the Holy Scriptures and the aforementioned Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

All literature used for public religious worship, ministerial acts, and educational purposes, such as agendas, hymnals, special music, liturgical forms, prayers, books of instruction, etc., shall be in agreement with this Confessional Standard.