What We Believe
Our Vision: Inviting and equipping all people to share in the love of Christ.
Our Mission: In grateful response to God's grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacraments, the mission of Trinity Lutheran Church is to show the love of Christ by word and deed within our church, community and the World.
That God is the Creator of the universe with all its grandeur and beauty, and that He sustains it with His almighty power. He also created our first parents, Adam and Eve, in His own image that they might live in fellowship with Him and be His instruments to care for His creation.
That Adam and Eve, whom God created, doubted and rebelled against Him. They sinned and their natures became evil, now every human being is born with a self-centered nature and a tendency for evil that violates God's will and desire. Attempts to change human nature or to please God with our own good works are doomed to failure. People need forgiveness and new life, and God provides it by His grace alone solely through faith in Jesus Christ that He creates within people by the Gospel.
That God out of pure love gives people forgiveness of sins and thus reconciles them to Himself. He does this even though He is a just God who punishes sin because His own Son, Jesus Christ took the punishment for all sin for all people upon Himself.
He did all this when he died on the cross of Calvary. God raised Him from the dead, three days later, on that first Easter Sunday, thereby proving to the world that the sacrifice of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, the Holy Lamb of God, has been accepted by the Heavenly Father, on our behalf, so that mankind’s sins are paid for in full.
That people receive forgiveness through faith. Faith is the hand which accepts
God's free gift. Faith is created by the Holy Spirit through the means of the Gospel message which tells of God's love demonstrated in Jesus Christ. Infant baptism is the means by which a child is given a new life and received into God's kingdom.
That the Bible is the source of knowledge about God and His forgiveness and is also the way in which He speaks to us today. The Bible was written by holy men of God under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and is therefore true and completely reliable.
That the Church is the fellowship of all those who have come to faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. The purpose of the church is to nurture faith through the Word and the Sacrament of the Altar, and to share the love of God through Word and deed with the whole world in order to make disciples of Jesus among all the peoples of this world.
That God has given two sacraments to build His Church, Holy Baptism to create faith and Holy Communion, also called the “Lord’s Supper” and “The Holy Eucharist” to nurture and sustain faith and strengthen the unity among believers who celebrate the great gift with each other. In the Sacrament of Holy Communion, Jesus gives us in a supernatural way his true Body to eat and his true Blood to drink, for the complete forgiveness of all our sins, in, with and under the earthly gifts of bread and wine.
That the fellowship that God establishes with His believers on earth, will continue after this life, as believers live with Him in heaven for all eternity.