Lutherans believe we are “saved by grace through faith.” We’re so big on grace, we believe faith itself is a gift. In the waters of baptism, in the movement of worship, in the nourishment of Holy Communion, faith is given.
Faith is a gift. Discipleship takes practice.
In other words: “By the grace of God, you are saved! Now what are you going to do with your time?”
We know you’re busy. If you only have one hour to set aside for the “formal” stuff of church (hint: we are the church 24/7, wherever we go), our pastor would rather have you in worship than Sunday School.
And, if you have a bit more time to invest (not “give” – for this is an investment that pays enormous dividends), we invite you to find ways to water the seeds of faith planted in your baptism. One way to do that is through acts of service. Another way is through study, faithful fellowship, and household devotions.
We have faith formation for all ages on Sundays at 9:30am. We gather for Bible studies periodically through the week. Our 7th and 8th graders gather for Confirmation classes and learning experiences. Our youth groups meet on Sundays and other times during the week. We gather groups for fellowship in a variety of ways. We encourage participation in Via de Cristo, a weekend intensive renewal opportunity for adults, and its youth expression, Teens Encountering Christ.
And we strongly encourage households to find some way (we suggest FAITH5) to invest a few minutes (5-15) every day at home for faithful conversation, prayer, and blessing.
If you’re baptized, you are a Christian all week long. Growing in faith and discipleship will make that gift all the more rewarding – for you and for the whole world.