Belief and Practice

***Mission Statement

The Mission of Trinity Lutheran Church is to make disciples who love God, grow in faith, and serve the community.

***Vision Statement

  The Vision of Trinity Lutheran Church is to create a church that leads young, unchurched families into growing relationships with Jesus Christ.


With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ; the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and co-eternal,one God.

Our congregations accept and preach the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teachings of Luther and the Reformers can be summarized in three phrases.

Sola Gratia -Grace Alone
God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.

Sola Fide - Faith Alone
By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.

Sola Scriptura - Scripture Alone
The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.
Taken from the website of the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod

If you have questions about any of the statements above please email pastor@tlcscg.org.  We don't fear questions about what we believe, we encourage them! It says in Acts 17:11 "they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so." ESV  We encourage you to examine our beliefs and to decide for yourself whether or not they are in line with the holy and inspired Word of God. Blessings on your journey, and please know that we are here to help!