What We Believe

What We Believe

We are a member of: The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

Here at Trinity we teach and confess in the three Ecumenical creeds, the Holy inspired, and infallible Word of God – The Bible, and in the Historical books of the Lutheran tradition – the Lutheran Confessions.

A quick video about the Lutheran Faith

We Believe – The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith & life. We Believe – There is one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect & eternally existing in three persons Father, Son & Holy Spirit.

We Believe – Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.

We Believe – The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict men of sin; regenerate the believing sinner; and dwell within, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.

We Believe – Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

We Believe – The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for the justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become the children of God.

We Believe – The personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ is our “blessed hope” and has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.

We Believe – There will be a bodily resurrection of all the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting, conscious punishment.

We Believe – The true church is composed of all such persons, who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the Head.

We Believe – The chief goal, objective, and motivation for every Christian is to glorify God, and help others come to saving faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

We Believe – In the water and the word which when connected in Holy Baptism gives the gift of the Holy Spirit and renews us, being washed clean of our sins, and in the bread and wine which when connected with the word are the true body and blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, in, under, and with.
Note: Adapted from the belief statement of New Song Community Church in Aurora, a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

For a more thorough explanation of what we at Trinity believe please consult either A Brief Statement written by the Commission of Theology and Church Relations of the LCMS; or refer to the Lutheran Confessions.

The following links also reflect our confession:
What About? (Pamphlets on various doctrinal topics.)
A Statement on Scriptural and Confessional Principles
Frequently Asked Questions of the LCMS
The LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations
The Christian Cyclopedia

A Brief Statement