We are sometimes called a “conservative church.” It would be more accurate, though, to describe us as “confessional Lutherans.” That is because we continue to confess that the entire Bible is the true and inerrant revelation from God to his people. For this reason we put our full trust and confidence in God’s Word, the Bible, and we draw all of our church beliefs and practices from it.
St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church exists
to give praise, honor and glory to the Triune God
and to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ
with people in our congregation, community and world.
This mission statement was founded upon these mission objectives:
We take this mission very seriously. The members of St. Peter Lutheran are eager to greet all guests and visitors in the spirit of Christian love. If you need a place to worship your Savior, to study God’s unfailing Word, to talk to a Christian pastor, to have fellowship with other believers, or to lend a helping hand to others, our doors are open wide!
- Worship, praise, honor and glorify the Triune God
- Uphold and testify to the truth of God as fully revealed in the inspired, inerrant, infallible Holy Scriptures.
- Provide for the spiritual growth of our children and adults
- Equip, train, and motivate our members to lead a godly life, use their time, talents, and treasures in the work of God’s kingdom, and share the good news of the Gospel with others
- Provide Christ-centered support for our youth and adults living in a worldly environment
- Be an encouraging, joyful, optimistic family of God
- Offer opportunities for Christian fellowship
Here is a brief statement of what we preach, teach and believe at Christ The Lord Lutheran. For a more complete statement of our faith we would direct you to This We Believe, a statement of belief of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, of which we are a part.
- That the entire Bible is God’s Word. Since God the Holy Spirit inspired the apostles and prophets to pen the very words He wanted, there are no errors or contradictions in it.
- That since God is eternal, so is his Word. It does not change with each generation. It applies the same to every person of every age.
- That God’s Word is the final authority in all matters of our faith and life.
- That God created our entire universe in six 24-hour days. God made man and woman, and put them in a perfect world to love and serve him in response to his great love and generous blessings to us.
- That all creation was corrupted when man and woman sinned against God.
- That every person is conceived and born totally corrupted by sin, completely devoid of spiritual life, and unable to live the life God demands of us.
- That God still demands that we be holy, and that God forbids any evil in our actions, in our words, and even in our thoughts and attitudes.
- That God’s punishment for all who are guilty of sin is eternal damnation in hell.
- That, based on our own merits, we have no hope of escaping God’s judgment and punishment. We deserve a place in hell forever.
- That, based on his boundless mercy and amazing grace, God sent a Savior into the world to be our substitute before the Lord.
- That Jesus Christ is that substitute. He is true God and true man - a true man in order to be a legitimate substitute for us under God’s law, and true God in order to be a substitute for all people.
- That Jesus Christ lived a perfect life under God’s law, and so fulfilled all the demands of God’s law for us.
- That Jesus Christ accepted the charge of our sin, died under God’s curse in our place, and received the condemnation and punishment for the sin of all people. Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
- That Jesus Christ rose from the dead to show his payment for sins is sufficient, to show that death itself has been conquered, and to prove that, like him, we shall rise from our graves to live forever.
- That all who believe in Jesus Christ receive all the blessings and benefits of his redeeming work. It is not based on what we do, but on what God has done for us through Jesus Christ.
- That we do not choose to be forgiven. God himself gives us the blessings and benefits of Jesus Christ’s redeeming work through the gospel in Word and Sacrament. Through these Means of Grace, the Holy Spirit either creates or strengthens faith in individuals. Faith is a work of God, not of the individual.
- That our Lord Jesus Christ will come again on a date that no one but God himself knows.
- That all the dead will rise from their graves; and that all people, the living and the dead, will stand before him to be judged.
- That at the judgment, all who are guilty of sin will be condemned and sent to hell for eternity. All who have been washed clean of every sin by faith in Christ Jesus will dwell with the Lord forever in eternal rest and peace.