We are a Confessional faith because we still adhere to the Unaltered Augsburg Confession of 1530 that was presented to Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Augsburg. We hold to this because it upholds the Word of God and defines how our beliefs are in line with the historic faith as laid out for us within Scripture. The Bible is of high importance for our faith.
We maintain the Book of Concord of 1580 is a full collection of our teachings that, as a faith, we upheld to hold harmony among the Evangelical Church that was formed by the Reformers alongside the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther.
Our traditions are historic in that they are older than the body of what would become the Lutheran Church. They are biblically grounded and point to the salvation we receive in Christ and through him alone.
We are the faith of the Solas (meaning alone)
- Sola Scriptura - Word Alone
- Sola Gratia - Grace Alone
- Sola Fide - Faith Alone
- Solus Christus - Christ Alone
- Soli Deo Gloria - To the Glory of God Alone
We uphold the historic Creeds, the Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian, as true symbols of the faith.
In the Lutheran faith, we have two Sacraments - Baptism and the Lord's Supper - in which we receive gifts and promise that our Lord has given us in that he has forgiven us of our sins and has adopted us as his sons and daughters. We still believe in the benefits of the Confession of Sins, both Private and Corporate, as it points to the two Sacraments and the promises given in Baptism that we carry with us as well as the promises given to us as we are given them at the Altar when we receive our Lord's Body and Blood.