Our Mission:

The Great Commission – Matthew 28:19-20

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Our Vision:

Resurrection Lutheran Church meets you where you are on your faith walk with life-transforming experiences that help you mature as a disciple of Christ.

Our Statement of Faith:

As Resurrection People, we believe in the one eternally, co-existing Triune God –Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe people are sinful by their very nature and the consequence of sin is death. We believe God’s Son, Jesus Christ, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and died on the cross as a substitute sacrifice for the sin of humanity.

We teach that salvation cannot be earned, but is a gift from God, given by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus alone. Because Jesus conquered death in His bodily resurrection, all who trust in Him will conquer eternal death and have eternal life. We believe Jesus ascended into heaven and is seated with God. We await His return to earth as Lord and King. God’s loving invitation of reconciliation is for everyone, therefore, all who desire the love and forgiveness of Jesus are welcome in this community of faith.

We believe the Bible is the Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and is therefore our final authority on matters of faith and life. As a living word, it is given to bless and transform God’s people. The Bible:

    • reveals God’s redemptive plan to draw all people to Himself through Jesus Christ,
    • instructs us in living life as a disciple of Christ,
    • encourages and speaks to us by the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit as we journey through life in a broken world.

We teach the whole Word of God – Law and Gospel. We prayerfully strive to use it following Jesus’ compassionate example of love, declaring God’s invitation into a relationship with Him, while instructing believers how to live a sanctified life. The Bible is foundational in all preaching, teaching and counseling at Resurrection.

We accept the Apostle, Nicene and Athanasian Creeds as statements that declare our history, faith, and practices. As a Lutheran congregation we profess the Augsburg Confession and recognize Martin Luther’s Large and Small Catechisms as explanations of our doctrinal beliefs.

We are part of, and responsible to, a greater worldwide Christian church that includes all those who profess Christ as Lord, teach His Word, and share His mission to make disciples of all nations.

We practice two sacraments – Holy Baptism and Communion (The Lord’s Supper) as means by which God tangibly pours out His grace and forgiveness on His people. We baptize believers and children of believers. We accept water baptisms in the name of the Triune God from other Christian churches as valid. We believe the bread and wine given in communion to be both the elements of bread and wine, and at the same time, by faith, believe they are the Blood and Body of Christ. Communion is open to all who believe in Christ’s true presence.

We believe prayer is a gift given to us by God to draw on His power, guidance and healing. The Holy Spirit is active in prayer to aid in intercession, help us hear God’s answers, and cover us with God’s peace.  We believe the actions of the church and its members should be rooted in Spirit-led, bible-tested prayer. We intentionally teach prayer to all ages to ensure this gift is available.

We believe in the priesthood of all believers. God calls us into His church to share our unique gifts to strengthen the Body and bless our neighbors. The local church is the hope of the world, so through our time, talent, and treasures we intentionally invite the stranger, clothe and feed the needy, attend to the sick, and visit the imprisoned. By the power of the Holy Spirit in us we are able to do holy and meaningful work that bears fruit for His kingdom and expands His mission in the world.

We believe God has a distinct purpose for Resurrection Lutheran Church in this community and world. We are committed to listening for God’s direction, and changing personally and corporately to align with His Will. We believe this community of faith is called to be relevant, growing in faith and followers, and willing to sacrifice for God’s bigger vision.

We believe that God expects each of us to grow and mature as new creations in Christ. Our growth is a never-ending process of learning, listening, worshipping, serving, and forgiving ourselves and others. As Resurrection People, we are intentional in our spiritual growth, so we can be effective ambassadors for Jesus, and use His teachings to bless ourselves, our families, the community, and the world we touch.

At Resurrection, we promise to meet people where they are, but love them enough not to leave them there.