Beliefs

Beliefs

We believe that the Bible is God’s inspired Word and contains no error. Everything we do and say is based on the Bible alone.

We believe that the only true God is the Triune God revealed in the Bible: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that God sent his only Son, Jesus Christ, to take away the sin of the world through his life, death, and resurrection.

We believe that forgiveness and eternal life in heaven are free gifts from God given by his undeserved love and received through faith alone in Christ Jesus.

We believe in the three ecumenical creeds of the historical Christian church as correct expositions of the Bible. Most frequently we confess the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed.

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead.  He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.  From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father.  Through him all things were made.  For us and for our salvation, he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and became fully human.  For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate.  He suffered death and was buried.  On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures.  He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who in unity with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.  We believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.  Amen.

Affiliation

We are a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.