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1. Jesus - He died and rose for you and calls all people to a personal relationship. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16

 

2. The Bible - We love and use God's Word in our church. We believe it's without mistake and powerful to change your life. "All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness," 2 Timothy 3:16

 

3. Building Families - Although families are crumbling around us, we still believe in God's plan for marriage and the home. We want to be a church family which includes and supports those without families close by. "Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep." Romans 12:15

 

4. Reaching Out - Many are hurting and need the grace of God. He's changed us; we're called to help others. "Therefore: we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating through us: we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God." 2 Corinthians 5:20

 

 

Further beliefs:

 

The constitution of Grace Free Lutheran states our faith convictions this way: "This congregation believes and confesses that the Holy Scriptures, the canonical books of the Old and New Testament, are the Word of God, revealed for the salvation of men, and therefore, in union with Baptism and the Lord's Supper, the only source and rule of faith, doctrine, and life in the congregation. . . . This congregation accepts and adheres to the Apostolic, the Nicene, and the Athanasian Creeds, and in addition thereto, the unaltered Augsburg Confession and Luther's Small Catechism. All preaching and teaching in the congregation shall conform herewith."

 

The Statement of Faith of the AFLC, our larger church body, gives a fuller explanation of these aticles of faith. You can read it here.

 

We believe that the Bible is the only source and standard for Christian faith and life; that it is verbally inspired by God; and that it is inerrant. For a further explanation of Biblical inerrancy read the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy. This statement has not been officially endorsed by Grace Free, but it does give a good explanation of this often controversial conviction as we understand it.

 

More information will be added to this page soon.

 

 

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