Our Beliefs:

Saved by Grace through Faith & Word Alone.

GOD and HIS GRACE

God is our heavenly Father. He created us and offers abundant life. Jesus - the Messiah, God's only Son, also became a man at conception by God the Holy Spirit in the Virgin Mary and was born humbly in Bethlehem. Jesus fulfilled God's law and lived a perfect life and died in our place to rescue us from the punishment of our sins - eternal death and separation from God. On the first Easter, He rose from the dead to show He had conquered death. He will return someday to raise all the dead (even those who don't believe in Him as their Lord), and bring all believers in Him to eternal life in His home in heaven.


FAITH

God's Holy Spirit works through God's Word to enter our lives, giving faith as a free gift, equipping us with spiritual gifts to serve so others see Jesus in us. We are saved only through faith in Christ, so that all who believe in Christ will have eternal life. The apostle Paul wrote about this in his letter to the Ephesians, chapter 2.


WORD

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, giving assurance of salvation and fruitful direction for living. Out of joy for what God has done, we will respond with good works that please Him. God wants all to be saved and to be involved in bringing Good News to the world and "making disciples," that is, followers of Jesus. We are privileged to offer: Holy Baptism, God's gift of being washed with God's Word and water for forgiveness and our spiritual birth and adoption into God's family; and the Lord's Supper as His family meal, where Jesus gives us His real body and blood together with the bread and wine for our forgiveness, to nourish our faith, and proclaim Jesus' death and resurrection to the world.

The Lutheran—Church Missouri Synod

With the universal Christian Church on earth, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God’s Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God. Being “Lutheran” our congregations confess and preach the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone. For more information about The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, visit www.lcms.org.


LCMS Mid-South District

The Mid-South District provides leadership, resources, and encouragement for reaching the lost for Christ’s kingdom and equipping the found for service in our churches, communities, and in the world. Our LCMS Mid-South District consists of Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky.

www.mid-southlcms.org