What We Believe

First and foremost, we are Christians. Our life and faith revolve around a crucified and risen man we believe to be the world’s rightful King. Second, we are Lutheran. As Lutheran Christians, we follow in the gospel-centered heritage of Martin Luther with distinct focus on God’s grace, his gift of faith in us, and the sacred Scriptures as the foundation for our life and work. We don’t believe in walking it alone, so we walk together with about 6,000 other congregations across the country in a church body known as The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

We are a church compelled by two words.  We are loved by God in Christ and sent by God into the world. God’s love is proven with blood and a cross. The word “mission” comes from Latin missio, meaning “to send.”  We go where there is need for the love of Christ. So far, we have sent members to live in San Diego, Seattle, Minneapolis, South Carolina, Texas and Florida. On a weekly basis our church is sent across St. Louis, from South City to Soulard, from the West End to West County, from SLU to Wash U. We pray that the gospel of Jesus continues to go forth, as more people are loved and more people are sent.