We are believers in the One, True God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
As Christians, we confess together:
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day He rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life + everlasting. Amen.
(*catholic means "universal," which is spoken to remind us that we believe in the whole Church as it confesses the wholeness of Christian doctrine.)
These words of The Apostles’ Creed, alongside The Nicene Creed and The Athanasian Creed, are based on the Christian theological understanding of the Canonical gospels, the letters of the New Testament and the Old Testament — essentially, our Creeds are based in Holy Scripture alone. Together, we find our foundation in Christ alone by grace alone through faith alone. The creeds serve as a summary of Christian confession for all who are based in God’s Word in the name of Jesus. At Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, these are the truths that we believe, teach, and confess.
We share a Common Confession
As Lutheran Christians, we share the confession of our faith. With our foundation being in Christ alone, our doctrine is then shaped by God’s Word. This doctrine then reminds us that we are members of the Body of Christ who receive the truth of the Word, which inspired the Reformation of the Church in the early 1500’s. We focus on the fullness of the GOSPEL—Law & Gospel in the context of Holy Scripture. Therefore, we uphold a beautiful view of God’s love: that man is saved purely by God’s grace through faith alone, apart from works. We believe that God is so loving and powerful that he is actively working through His Word as well as saving and sustaining sinful men, women and children through his mysterious gifts of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
If you are interested in learning more about our beliefs (cultural issues, church practice, etc.), please contact Pastor Gonzalez (firstname.lastname@example.org).