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Who We Are

We are a Biblical and Confessional Church. As such, the Bible is our source of faith and practice; we accept, as Christians have for centuries, the Apostles, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as faithful testimonies to the Holy Scriptures. We believe that the Lutheran Confessions are a correct understanding of the Scriptures.

What We Believe About God

We believe in the Triune God - God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We acknowledge one God in these three persons.

We believe that God the Father created the universe. More than that, He created us and continues to provide and protect His creation.

We believe that Jesus Christ, is God's only Son, true God and true Man. Jesus lived a perfect life, took the punishment we deserved for our sin and died for us on the cross, rose again on Easter, and lives and rules in heaven.

We believe that the Holy Spirit changes lives, brings people to faith and keeps them in faith, and is alive and active through the Word and the Sacraments.

What We Believe About Us

We believe, as the Scripture says, that all of us are sinful people. We cannot earn or achieve our forgiveness or salvation. We are solely dependent on God for a saving relationship. By faith in Jesus Christ we have forgiveness of sin, life with God now, and the promise of life with Him forever in heaven.

As Lutheran Christians We Accent:

Grace alone
God loves the people of the world, even though our sin separates us from Him. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.

Faith alone
By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.

Scripture alone
The Bible is God's inspired Word, in which He speaks to us and reveals Himself, His love and His desire for us.

What We Believe About The Sacraments

We believe that God uses a "delivery system" to bring His kindess and love to us. Besides the spoken and written Word of God, God comes to us in Baptism and Holy Communion.

We believe that through the waters of Baptism, God forgives us our sin and adopts us as His own. Through Baptism, God gives the gift of new life. We affirm the baptism of infants.

We believe that in Holy Communion Jesus is really present with His body and blood in the bread and wine. In Holy Communion Jesus brings us forgiveness of sin and the promise of life and salvation.

What We Believe About The Church

We believe that the church is not a building, but people joined together by God around His Word and Sacraments. We are passionate about the mission God has given us to bring His love and message to all people. We are committed to share the message of Jesus Christ with those not yet connected to Him so that they will know Him. We are dedicated in discipling people so that they will know more about Jesus, serve Him more effectively, and join us more fervently in that mission.

Here at Gloria Dei it is our desire that each individual will be:

  • Fervent in prayer
  • Devoted to the study of Scripture
  • Intentional in building a relationship with unchurched people
  • Active in using God’s gifts in ministry

For more information on what we believe see:

What We Believe

http://www.lcms.org/belief-and-practice

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