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What We Believe

Christ is a confessinal Evangelical Lutheran church , which means that we subscribe to the Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran church.  These Confessions are printed in the Book of Concord.  We subscribe to these confessions because they are a faithful exposition of the Holy Scriptures

We indeed (to repeat in conclusion what we have mentioned several times above) have wished, in this work of concord, in no way to devise what is new, or to depart from the truth of the heavenly doctrine which our ancestors, renowned for their piety, as well as we ourselves, have acknowledged and professed. We mean that doctrine, which, having been derived from the Prophetic and Apostolic Scriptures, is contained in the three ancient Creeds, in the Augsburg Confession, presented in the year 1530 to the Emperor Charles V, of excellent memory, then in the Apology, which was added to this, in the Smalcald Articles, and lastly in both the Catechisms of that excellent man, Dr. Luther. Therefore we also have determined not to depart even a finger’s breadth either from the subjects themselves, or from the phrases which are found in them, but, the Spirit of the Lord aiding us, to persevere constantly, with the greatest harmony, in this godly agreement, and we intend to examine all controversies according to this true norm and declaration of the pure doctrine.   (From the Introduction to the Book of Concord, Concordia Triglotta, copyright Northwestern Publishing House) 
  • In an age of anxiety, we still believe that peace comes from Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior
  • In an age of confusion, we still believe that the Bible is the Word of God, inerrant and infallible
  • In an age of doubt, we still believe that Christ Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary
  • In an age of guilt, we still believe that Christ Jesus died on the cross to remove the power of sin, death, and Satan from our lives
  • In an age of fear, we still believe that Christ Jesus rose bodily from the dead to win for us eternal life
  • In an age of self-centeredness, we still believe that God acts through the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper
  • In an age of constant change, we still believe in the unchanging Holy Trinity:  the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. 

If you desire further information about what we believe and teach, you are encouraged to contact our pastor who is always happy to meet with you to share with you what we believe and teach on the basis of Holy Scripture.

Our church is a part of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). To find out more about what we believe and teach, please click on the link to the WELS Statements of Belief.