Our Beliefs
As a conservative Lutheran church, we still hold to the same truths which Martin Luther held to so dearly 500 years ago. Luther summed up the most important and fundamental truths of the Christian faith in the following short, Latin phrases. Because these truths are really the heart and core and foundation of the Christian faith, we have put these phrases - and their English translations - on the pillars of the bell tower above our main entrance. There, they serve as a constant reminder that these are the truths we believe, treasure, and teach.  

Sola Gratia:  By Grace Alone
The Bible teaches that we are saved from sin by God's grace alone.  God's grace is his free, undeserved, unearned love and kindness in Jesus who lived a perfect life and died an innocent death in our place. (Ephesians 2:8-9, John 3:16)

Sola Fide: By Faith Alone
God comes to us through his Holy Spirit by means of the the Word and Sacraments to give us the gift of faith.  Faith is the hand which grasps, believes, and trusts that the promises of God are really one's own.  The apostle Paul wrote to the Romans, "Faith comes from hearing the message and the message is heard through word of Christ." (10:17) 

Sola Scriptura: By Scripture Alone
We teach and preach the Holy Scriptures because Jesus told his disciples, "You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life.  These are the Scriptures that testify about me." (John 5:39)

Solo Christo: By Christ Alone
Because of our sinfulness, we can't earn our way to heaven, and we deserve to go to hell. But Jesus Christ, the perfect Son of God, bore and paid for our sins on the cross to forgive and save us. As the apostle Paul wrote, "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus." (Romans 3:23-24)

Our church is part of a world wide associations of Lutherans known as the WELS, Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.  A great deal more of information can be found at www.wels.net