About the ELCA
We are church
We are what God has made us - people whom God has created by grace to live in union with Jesus Christ and has prepared to live faithful, fruitful lives by the power of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 2:8-10).
We are Lutheran
We are a church that walks by faith, trusting God's promise in the gospel and knowing that we exist by and for the proclamation of this gospel word (Romans 1:16-17).
We are church together
Jesus is our peace and has broken down the walls that divide us - walls of judgment, hatred, condemnation and violence - and has made us into one, new human community (Ephesians 2:14-15).
We are church for the sake of the world
Christ has freed us from sin and death, even from ourselves, so that we can live as ministers of reconciliation in loving and generous service of our neighbors (2 Corinthians 5:17-18).
Find out more at About the ELCA - Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
We are scriptural, apostolic and confessional.
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired word of God and are the source and norm of our life together.
We confess the Triune God, proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and trust the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe as witnessed in the Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds.
The Lutheran confessional writings and the Book of Concord bear authentic witness to the faith of the one holy catholic and apostolic church.