What We Believe
We are a community of God’s faithful people called by Christ to love, welcome, and care for all.
ELCA: Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with more than 3.7 million members in more than 9,300 congregations across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region. Known as the church of “God’s work. Our hands,” the ELCA emphasizes the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, unity among Christians, and service in the world. The ELCA’s roots are in the writings of the German church reformer Martin Luther.” (Hill Buchbinder.C. (May 25, 2017) Record number accepts the call to ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission. Retrieved from http://www.elca.org/News-and-Events/7888
Reconciling in Christ
A community of the Lord’s faithful people, accepting and loving others.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is a spiritual community that celebrates the gifts of God that empower us to engage in the struggles of life, to care for each other, and to serve Christ where we work and live.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is a Reconciling in Christ congregation. We welcome the participation of people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, educational backgrounds, physical and mental abilities, and economic conditions – all who want to join in the community to honor God and be of service to people. (Adopted by the congregation on January 30, 2011)
We are saved by the grace of God alone, not by anything we do. Today’s Lutherans hold to basic principles of theology and practice espoused by Luther, including Sola Gratia (by grace alone). It was the hope of Martin Luther’s reformation challenge in 1517 that the church would reform its practice and preaching to be more consistent with the Word of God as contained in the Bible.
Mission statement adopted in 2018. Do you have more questions? Please reach out to our office here.