The Sola's of the Reformation
As a Christian Lutheran church we believe, confess, and live out the core beliefs of the Bible.
+ Grace Alone +
We believe that a person is saved from sin, death, and the evil one by a gift of God's grace (unmerited favor) alone apart from anything we do. It is a gift given to us by God through the work and life of Jesus Christ for us.
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast. " Ephesians 2:8-9
+ Faith Alone +
We believe what the Scriptures say concerning faith. It is the ability to trust and take hold of the promises of God.
"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him " Hebrews 11:6
+ Scripture Alone +
We believe that faith comes and is nurtured by God's word. Our lives together are centered around speaking, hearing, and responding to God's word as we have received it in the Bible
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” But not all the Israelite's accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?” Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ."
"Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. "
+ Christ Alone +
We believe that the central theme of the Bible is all about Jesus from beginning to end. Jesus rescue mission is to bring us back into a right relationship with God. Through Him and through Him alone is that accomplished through the life, death, resurrection
and ascension of Jesus.
"Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. "
"You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me,yet you refuse to come to me to have life. "
Luther's Small Catechism
A catechism is simply a tool for instruction that has been used by the people of God through the centuries. It is simply a series of teachings (doctrines) using a question and answer method. Luther's small catechism was designed to help teach people the basics of the Christian faith. Each part is taken from God's word.
There are 6 Chief parts of the small Catechism:
- The Ten Commandments
- The Apostles Creed
- The Lord's Prayer
- The Lord's Supper
- The Office of the Keys
We are a community filled with God’s message of hope and joy in the reading and preaching of The Word, in the celebration of the sacraments and in faith-nourishing music. We are built up in our faith to live to the glory of God and in loving service to others.
God’s Gift of Grace
Our relationship with God centers not on what we do but what God does for us, through the death and resurrection of Jesus. Saved by grace through faith is how Martin Luther describes our trust in God’s goodness revealed in Christ Jesus.
Active Lay Involvement
Trinity Family of Faith is blessed to have many active and involved lay people. We empower and encourage our lay members to use the gifts God has blessed them with and share their abilities and assets so that God’s love is known and shared.
Heartfelt Compassion and Care
Our goal is to share the love of God in Christ Jesus with such joy that more and more people would come into a transformed relationship with Christ. Part of sharing this message is to serve each other in ways that are caring, compassionate, and life affirming.
Faith Motivated Stewardship
We believe our hearts are filled with the love of Christ and his love will be visible in what we do and give. All the gifts are from Him, the motivation to give is from Him, the cause to support is His, the promise to bless gifts and givers is His. Faith empowers us to give our time, talents and financial resources generously.
Growing to Maturity in the Faith
As a congregation and individuals we are called to grow to maturity in the Faith. Adults mature and accept responsibility, assisting the next generation to do the same. We believe maturity means we can’t do it on your own but need God to intervene on our behalf. With God and the support of our church family, we can grow into the people God intended.
Intentional Evangelism and Outreach
The Church is the Body of Christ. As such, we extend hope to the world by communicating the message of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Sharing Christ is the core of who we are. Just as Jesus was the Light of the world, who in His very being shined the hope of salvation, so we, in Christ, are the same.
A Passionate Commitment to Prayer
God delights in hearing our prayers, because He is the God of the impossible. When we believe this, it’s easy to understand how our prayers have a strategic purpose in the work of the Lutheran Church. We are a body of members who seek to encourage a passion for prayer and to provide prayer opportunities for all.