ELCA

 

 

 

 

ELCA

 

There are many different denominations of Lutherans. Redeemer Lutheran Church is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), the largest Lutheran organization in the United States. As a part of the ELCA, Redeemer participates in and benefits from local and national programming and organizations.

As members of the ELCA, we share with all Christians a worldwide community of faith. Through Christ, we are united with other Christians and we recognize a wide fellowship of churches. We work alongside them in ecumenical ministry and service, both in the United States and across the globe.

As Lutherans we believe that:

  • We are saved by the grace of God alone -- not by anything we do;
  • Our salvation is through faith alone -- a confident trust in God, who in Christ promises us forgiveness, life and salvation;
  • The Bible is the norm for faith and life -- the true standard by which teachings and doctrines are to be judged.

Because of Jesus Christ, we believe that Christians are called and empowered by the Holy Spirit to live our lives in service to the world. Through acts of love and justice, worship and witness, we share God’s boundless love with the world.

For more information on the ELCA visit their web site at www.elca.org.