Our Beliefs

The mission of Bethlehem Lutheran Congregation is to be faithful to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ to make disciples of all people by baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and by teaching them to observe everything He commanded. (Matthew 28:18-20)

  • There is only one true God, who revealed Himself in Three Persons; the Father, the Son, and The Holy Spirit;           
  • God the Father sent His One and Only Son, Jesus Christ, to be born of the Virgin Mary and to suffer and die on the cross in our place as payment for the sins of the world;
  • After His crucifixion Jesus Christ rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven, where He lives and reigns eternally with the Father;
  • Jesus Christ will return on the last Day to judge both the living and the dead and to take all those who believe in Him to eternal life in heaven;
  • We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone, for Christ’s sake alone;
  • The Holy Spirit works through the means of grace (preaching and teaching of God’s Word and the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion) to bring us to the forgiveness of sins and eternal life;
  • The Lutheran Confessions are the correct interpretation and summary of the teachings of the Holy Scripture.