Our Core Values
Our four core values reflect this transformative love, shared among us and in our welcoming community:
- Meaningful Worship – We are enlivened and encouraged in both traditional and contemporary forms of worship. Through the Word, and open Communion Table, and through the power of the Holy Spirit, we receive God’s grace and love and are strengthened for loving service to others.
- Caring Relationships – Loving, connected community is central to our identity. Cross-generational relationships are essential to our sense of well-being and identity. From the very youngest to the oldest, we live as the united, inclusive and inviting family of God’s beloved children.
- Mission Focus – As we are drawn more deeply into the abundance of God’s love, we long to share generously with others. Our partnerships in mission are local, regional and international and not only help those in need, but unite us in common bonds of humanity.
- Life-Long Faith Formation – Our spirituality is a life-long journey. Each person is searching for an understanding of life and its meaning. More importantly, we believe that God, through the Holy Spirit, passionately seeks to be known. Through the Word proclaimed and the Eucharist, we are able to know God. The 21st century has offered new and exciting ways for us to encourage and mentor one another: social media, blogging, and internet opportunities increase our options for growth.
We are part of the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
We believe in the Triune God. God created and loves all of creation — the earth and the seas and all of the worlds inhabitants. We believe that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through His death on the cross and His new life, and we trust that God’s Spirit is active in the world.