What We Believe


Hope Lutheran is a member of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. The Lutheran Church is a confessional movement within the Christian Church, begun in the 1500s, that includes more than 50 million members worldwide. The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, of which Hope is a member congregation, has about 2.5 million members.  It is the second largest Lutheran denomination in the United States, and is known for maintaining a faithful witness to what God's word says.

We believe the Bible is the uniquely inspired word of God.  It is the only certain source for correct teaching and living. We believe the teachings, drawn from the Bible, which are expressed in the creeds adopted by the whole church. We believe the one true God reveals himself to us.

He is the Father, who created everything and keeps it going. He is the Son, who is fully God and fully human.  Through his birth by the Virgin Mary, he came into our world to suffer, die and rise again from the dead.  In this way he has reconciled sinful humanity to God.  At the end of the world he will bring those who trust in him to joyful, eternal life. He is the Holy Spirit, who through his gracious kindness alone brings us to a living faith in God.  He also keeps us in Christian faith and living through his word and the sacraments (baptism and communion).

We believe the Lutheran Confessions to be a correct explanation of God's word.