We accept, without reservation, the Scripture of the Old and New Testament as the inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God, the only rule and norm for faith and practice. Accordingly, we subscribe wholeheartedly to the teachings of Christ confessed in the ecumenical creeds of the Christian church (i.e. the Apostles, Nicene, and Athanasian creeds) and the Lutheran
confession of Holy Scripture contained in the Book of Concord of 1580. We encourage Luther's Small Catechism
as a simple instruction of Christ's doctrine for the Christian family.
We believe and teach that God graciously bestows eternal life to the fallen sinner by the atoning work of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, who shed his holy blood on the cross as sacrifice and payment for the sins of the world. [John 3:16, Colossians 1:19-23, 2 Corinthians 5:19, 21]
Through no merit or effort of our own, we personally receive the benefits of Christ's sacrifice for the forgiveness of all sins through the God given gift of faith. [Ephesians 2:8-9] The Holy Spirit bestows faith by means of God's Word (Holy Scripture) and sacraments (Holy Baptism, The Lord's Supper and Holy Absolution). [Romans 10:17, 2 Peter 1:21, Acts 2:38, Matthew 26:26-28, John 6:53-56, John 20:22, 23]