We believe that Jesus is Lord and that God's love and grace are for everyone. (John 3:16-17)

We believe that we are justified, or made right with God, by God's grace alone, not by anything we do (or don't do). (Ephesians 2:8-9)

We believe that salvation is through faith, trusting in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

We believe that the Bible is the norm for faith and life, the standard by which teachings and doctrines are to be judged.

We believe that life lived following Jesus and his teachings is the best life there is, for ourselves, for our neighbors and for all of creation. We strive to grow in discipleship and live out our faith in daily life.

For more about what Lutherans believe and teach visit www.elca.org.

Marks of Discipleship
Want to grow in faith? Consider practicing these SIX marks of discipleship:

1. Pray daily.

2. Worship weekly.

3. Read your Bible daily.

4. Serve among and beyond the congregation.

5. Relate to others to encourage spiritual growth (theirs and yours).

6. Give generously.

For more information about the 6 marks of discipleship read Real Faith for Real Life by Mike Foss or check out the links below. 

Worship: about worship in Lutheran congregations

Bible Reading: a schedule to read the whole Bible in one year. 

Bible Study resources/ Daily Discipleship

information about the Book of Faith Initiative

God Pause daily devotion from Luther Seminary

Serve: See the Volunteer Opportunities page

Relate: Make a friend, be a friend, introduce your friend to Jesus

Give:  Give of your time, your gifts and skills, and the financial resources God has entrusted to your management. The fancy church word for this is "stewardship" - watch this space for more resources on how to grow in faith by giving.

Lutheran Education

The ELCA is in partnership with 27 colleges and universities across the United States. They are listed, with links, here.

The ELCA has eight seminaries. You can learn more about the education needed to become a pastor or take advantage of their many resources for all Christians. The list of seminaries, with links to each, is here.

Were you hoping to find something more along the lines of, "What does it mean to be a Lutheran Christian?" Check out the ELCA website for lots of great FAQs.