Our Church: Mission/What we Confess
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Our mission at Grace Lutheran Church is to bring in, build up, and send out disciples for Jesus Christ.

 
 

At Grace, our mission is to make disciples for Jesus Christ. We invite people into our community. We build up one another in the Christian faith through worship, learning, fellowship, and service in our community and beyond. We believe that the Spirit sends us out into the world as Christ's representatives in our neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces.


What We Confess

The Grace congregation confesses the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

This congregation confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.

Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate, through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection God fashions a new creation.

The proclamation of God's message to us as both law and gospel is the Word of God, revealing judgment and mercy through word and deed, beginning with the Word in creation, continuing in the history of Israel, and centering all its fullness in the work of Jesus Christ.

Inspired by God's Spirit speaking through their authors, the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments record and announce God's revelation centering in Jesus Christ. Through them God's Spirit speaks to us to create and sustain Christian faith and fellowship for service in the world.

This congregation accepts the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God and the authoritative source and norm of its proclamation, faith, and life.

This congregation confesses the gospel, recorded in the Holy Scriptures and confessed in the ecumenical creeds and Lutheran confessional writings, as the power of God to create and sustain the Church for God's mission in the world.

(excerpted from Grace's Constitution)