What We Believe

VISION:  Sharing the life changing message of Jesus Christ

MISSION: Calvary Lutheran Church is a family of Christians directed by the Holy Spirit and growing as disciples of Jesus through worship, Biblical study and prayer that is shared with the community and the world.

 
Christ-Centered
We confess the apostolic faith in Jesus Christ according to the Holy Scriptures. We affirm the authority of the Scriptures as the authoritative source and norm, "according to which all doctrines should and must be judged" (Formula of Concord). We accept the ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran Confessions as true witnesses to the Word of God.
 
Mission-Driven
We believe that the mission of the Church is to preach the Gospel and to make disciples for Christ. We believe that making disciples - in our congregations, in our communities and nations, and around the world - must be a priority of the Church in the present age.
 
Traditionally-Grounded
We affirm the ecumenical creeds and the faithful witness of the Church across time and space. We endorse the form and practices of the universal Church that are consistent with Scripture, particularly the office of the ministry and the tradition of worship under Word and Sacrament. We seek dialogue and fellowship with other Lutheran churches and with faithful Christians of other confessions.