Who We Are 2017-04-25T17:29:16+00:00

Our Mission

Knowing Christ To Make Him Known.

One of the marvelous things about the gospel is that God became human in Jesus to make himself known to his creation—not just that people would know about God, but that they would know God in a relationship. That is why Messiah’s mission is all about knowing Christ. We want people to grow closer to God each and every day—whether you have never stepped foot in a church before or you have been coming to church for many years. But we also believe that as someone grows closer to Christ, they want others to experience His love and grace as well. That’s why our mission isn’t only to know Christ, but that as we know him more and more we make his love known to everyone we meet.

We Believe

Our beliefs are best summarized in the Apostles’ Creed:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Belief and Practice

With the universal Christian Church, Messiah teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, who created all things and sustains them still; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human, suffered, died, and was resurrected in victory over death and Satan to redeem the fallen creation; and the Holy Spirit, who works faith through God’s Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.

Being “Lutheran”

Our congregation accepts and preaches the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. For this reason, Messiah is a member congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod