We uphold the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the source of our faith and life. We joyfully affirm the inspiration and inerrancy of the Scriptures, because we confess them to be the very words of God. We cherish the Scriptures because they were written so that we may believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that by believing we may have life in his name.
We subscribe unreservedly to the Book of Concord (the Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church) because they teach the same doctrine which God has given us in the Scriptures. Like the ancient symbols of the Christian faith (the Creeds), the Book of Concord binds us together with millions of other Christians across the world and throughout history in common confession of the true faith that was delivered once for all to the saints.
We are a congregation formed by the Triune God through his ministry of Word and Sacrament among us. We maintain the historic liturgy, lectionary, hymnody, and other traditions received from the rich heritage of the Church throughout the ages. We see these traditions as blessed gifts that uphold and reinforce the message of the Gospel through beauty and reverence in worship.
We teach Christ's disciples to obey all that Christ has commanded, just as he instructed us in the Great Commission. This includes Christ's teachings about Holy Baptism, Absolution, the Sacrament, and all the precious doctrines of Scripture. We are unashamedly Lutheran in name and practice, not because we follow the teachings of one man (we don't) but because we preach the whole counsel of God, which we believe is rightly articulated in the Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.