Our Purpose and Doctrinal Standard
The purpose of this congregation shall be to seek the honor and glory of God, to carry out His will, to manifest the unity of our faith in Jesus Christ as God and Savior, to spread the kingdom of God and to foster Christian fellowship and love by the preaching of the Word of God, by the administration of Sacraments, and by the religious instructions of all its members, according to the confessional standard of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
This congregation acknowledges and accepts all the canonical books of the Old Testament and the New Testament as the revealed and inerrant Word of God, verbally inspired, and submits to them as the only infallible authority in all matters of faith and life.
- This congregation acknowledges and accepts all the confessional writings of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, contained in the Book of Concord of the year 1580, as the true and genuine expositions of the doctrines of the Bible. These confessional writings are the three Ecumenical Creeds (Apostle, Nicene, and Athanasian), the Unaltered Augsburg Confession, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles, Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope, Luther’s Large and Small Catechisms, and the Formula of Concord.
- Hymns, prayers, liturgies and instructional materials used shall conform to this standard.