Jesus commands us to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all nations, teaching (discipling) them to observe what He commanded. We believe it is therefore our mandate to make the following commitments:
Commitment to God
We commit ourselves to God and to bringing others to an encounter with Him and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through: preaching and teaching the Word, worship and praise, music, fellowship, and outreach.
Commitment to the Body of Christ
We commit ourselves to the Scriptural principle of serving each other through LOVE. We will provide an environment conducive to spiritual growth, equipping people to become like Christ, and the building of healthy interdependence and relationship among fellow believers.
Commitment to the lost world
We commit ourselves to reaching the lost world; those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The Church then, as a training center, will equip Christians for their ministry in the lost world.
- We believe that the Bible is God’s Word and is the only source and guide for faith, doctrine and life
- We accept the Lutheran Confessions as being in conformity with God’s Word.
- We believe that a congregation is an assembly of believing Christians where the Word of God is preached in truth and purity and where the sacraments are administered in accordance with the Lord’s institution.
- Recognizing the clear distinction made in the Scriptures between the ‘children of God’ and the ‘children of the world’, we believe in a personal experience of salvation in Christ.
- We conduct our services using a simple order of worship where the sermon, based on the Word of God, occupies the most prominent place in the service.
- We encourage the use of lay persons in spreading the gospel and furthering the work of the kingdom of God.
- We seek through Sunday School, Confirmation instruction, Bible Camp and Lutheran Brethren Youth Ministries to teach our youth to be followers of Jesus Christ.
- We believe in a strong evangelistic emphasis and with other congregations, support mission work in Canada and the United States and Cameroon, Chad, Japan and Taiwan.
- We are aware of the value of Christian education and with other congregations, sponsor Lutheran Brethren Seminary and Hillcrest Lutheran Academy, Fergus Falls, Minnesota.
- Finally, we are actively interested in giving persons of all ages an opportunity to enter into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.