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What We Believe

 

We are a Lutheran church, part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Together in Jesus Christ, we are freed by grace to live faithfully, witness boldly, and serve joyfully. Our values are grounded in faith, in our biblical and Lutheran confessional sources, and our love of God and neighbor. They speak to the way this church lives and practices our faith, and they will guide how we journey forward in Christ as church together. As part of the ELCA, our vision is a world experiencing the difference God’s grace and love in Christ makes for all people and creation.
 

The Bible

We accept the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God speaking through their authors revealing life centered in Jesus Christ.

 

Salvation

We believe that by our own reason or strength we cannot believe in Jesus Christ our Lord

or come to him. In other words, we are saved by Grace alone.

 

The Triune God  

We believe in the Triune God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. In our preaching and teaching, we trust the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.

 

Church 

The church is a body of believers who have been called out from the world, following the teachings of Jesus.  We confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.  We accept the Apostles, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declarations of our faith.  Calvary Lutheran Church belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) East-Central Synod of Wisconsin.

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