WHAT WE BELIEVE
U The Bible, as a whole and in all its parts, is the divinely inspired, revealed and inerrant Word of God and is the only infallible authority in all matters of faith and life.
U There is one God who is personal, infinite, perfect; He exists eternally as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
U Jesus Christ is both true God and true Man, the only Son of God and the only Savior of the world.
U Salvation comes to us only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. We find ourselves in a right standing before God, forgiven of our sins, and promised eternal life with Him through our faith in the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus.
U The Holy Spirit works to call people into a saving faith in Jesus Christ, empowers believers to grow in sanctification, bestows gifts for the ministry of the Church, inspires love for one another, and works to bring glory to Jesus Christ.
U We accept the confessional writings of the Lutheran Church because (quia) they are the true exposition of the Bible’s message and a summary of the faith of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
U We believe that First Lutheran Church exists for God's use in teaching His Law (showing our sin and need for a Savior) and in proclaiming His Gospel (His offer of grace and forgiveness through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ).