What We Believe
At Living Word, we accept and believe in the Holy Bible as the complete written Word of God and preserved to us by the Holy Spirit for our salvation and instruction.
We believe in preaching and teaching the full counsel of God's Word, Law and Gospel, trusting in the Holy Spirit to work in that Word to create a new and better spiritual life.
We hold to the teachings and confessions of the Apostles', the Nicene, and the Athanasian Creeds; Luther's Small Catechism, and the Unaltered Augsburg Confession.
We believe that whoever believes in and accepts the sufficient work of Jesus for his salvation and is baptized is a child of God.
We believe that final human authority in the churches is vested in the local congregation, subject to the Word of God and the Holy Spirit. Therefore a free congregation selects and calls its own pastor, conducts its own program of worship, fellowship, and service.
We believe the Christian seeks to live his life in accordance with the Word of God.
We believe the Christian will refrain from belonging to lodges or any other organizations that practice a religion without Christ as the only Savior.
We believe the Sacraments (Lord's Supper and Baptism) must always be met by the response of faith in the heart of the recipient to be efficacious. Baptism alone will not save it must be accompanied by faith.
We believe that congregations should cherish opportunities for Bible study and prayer fellowship.
We believe that the Lord has given talents and gifts to all Christians and it is a sin to not use these gifts to edify the local congregation, or the church universal, or to participate in the Great Commission of sharing the Gospel with the world.
If you have any questions about what we believe please contact us for more information.