LUTHERAN CHURCH BY THE LAKE MISSION STATEMENT
We are called as a community of faith to preach the Word, administer the sacraments, and carry out God’s mission to our neighbors and the world.
Our FOCUS is on our loving
with God and our neighbors.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
“The most important commandment,” answered Jesus, “is this:
‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Love the Lord your God
with all your heart and
with all your soul and
with all your mind and
with all your strength.’
The second is this:
Love your neighbor as yourself.”
CHRIST-CENTERED CORE VALUES
DISCIPLESHIP – Matthew 28: 16-20
We confess God saves us by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as revealed in Holy Scripture.
We encourage all who gather here to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ by hearing, studying, and following the word of God.
We encourage all who gather here to live Christ-like lives.
WORSHIP – Psalm 100
We believe we are called to worship God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe God has called us to hear and share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
We believe God calls us to invite and welcome all into this church.
We design our worship to be faithful to our Lutheran heritage.
FELLOWSHIP –John 13:34-35
We believe this congregation becomes an extended family for all who gather here.
We seek to create opportunities for people to be together and enjoy times of sharing, friendship, and fellowship.
We seek to love and care for each other.
STEWARDSHIP – 2 Corinthians 8:1-5
We recognize we are a fortunate people and all we have and are belongs to God.
We believe God calls us to identify and respond to needs in our community and beyond to share our gifts of time, talent, and treasure.
We seek to provide support to domestic and world ministries.
SERVANT LEADERSHIP – Matthew 25:31-46
We follow Christ’s example of leadership as we are a servant to all.
We believe by serving our neighbor we are serving God.
We seek to work with other faith groups in our community.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.* On the third day He rose again; He ascended into heaven, He is seated at the right hand of the Father, and He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.