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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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What We Believe