What We Believe

Word Alone, Grace Alone, Faith Alone since 1517

What is a Lutheran Church?

We are a part of the greater universal Christian church whose ancestors in the faith were given the nick-name “Lutherans” because they followed the examples of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther, a German professor and priest whose theological differences with the Roman Catholic Church were instrumental in the Reformation Movement of the 16th century. Luther’s work would inspire other church leaders and many other movements in Christianity for years to come.

Luther’s reforms to the church were the composing of congregational worship music, translating the bible into the language of the people and teaching salvation is by the grace of God.

We Believe That:

The Holy Spirit is one God with three members, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

God the Father created the universe and all that is in it.

Jesus Christ is true God and true man conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He  lived a perfect life, suffered and died to pay the price for all sin. He rose from death so that we may have eternal life.

The Holy Spirit creates and maintains faith in us through Word and Sacrament that we may be called children of God.

We Are Sinners in need of salvation. From the Garden of Eden and continuing in every one of us, sin has affected our relationship with God and those around us. There is nothing we can do to make ourselves right in the eyes of God. Our good works will not save us; and therefore, God in His mercy and grace sends His only begotten Son into our world of sin to be our Savior.

We Are People of the Word who trust the inspired Word of God to teach us about our sin and God’s love for all people in Jesus. Not only does it guide us in the way of truth, it reveals the Word made flesh for us in Jesus Christ.

The Sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion give us life and salvation. In Holy Baptism, God brings us into His family through water and Word. In the Lord’s Supper we receive in, with and under the bread and wine the very body and blood of Jesus that was given and shed for us for the forgiveness of sins.

Leadership in Ministry

We believe in the priesthood of all believers, that all are capable of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. We also believe both men and women are called to leadership in the church.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or want to know more.

Church Affiliations

Faith Lutheran Church is a member congregation of the Grand Canyon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). As such, members of our congregation are often involved in local, regional and national ministries.

We are also united with other national church bodies around the globe through the Lutheran World Federation.