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Core Commitments

Trinity Lutheran Church is an evangelical and catholic community founded on the principles of the Lutheran Reformation confessed in the Augsburg Confession, 1530.

Core Commitments

 

1.     Eucharist*  -  We are committed to participating in the weekly Eucharist. 

In the Eucharist we personally encounter Jesus who gives to us his love, forgiveness and grace.   The Eucharistic liturgy** prepares us to meet Jesus, deepens our understanding and appreciation for Him, shapes what we truly value in life, and transforms how we think, speak and act.

*“Eucharist” is an ancient and longstanding Christian word for worship.  It means “thanksgiving.”

** “Liturgy” is the entire worship service which include Scripture readings, preaching, prayers, songs, rituals and, above all, receiving Holy Communion.  

 

2.     Discipleship - We are committed to following Jesus daily.  

As we come to know Jesus personally through the sacraments, his Word, prayer, worship and other people, we strive to live our vocations*  and through the help of his Holy Spirit to imitate him in practicing virtue, pursuing holiness, and being perfected in love.  

*”Vocation” means “calling.”  God calls us to places, situations, responsibilities and particular people in order to be instruments of his love.   

 

3.     Family - We are committed to living as a loving family with each other.

We want our relationships with each other to be authentic, encouraging, supportive, caring, accepting, faithful and loving.  As a congregation, we desire to live together like a family, reflecting the reality that we are truly brothers and sisters in Christ.  We also desire to support marriages, parents and children so that we have strong, loving, faith-building and holy families.   Because Jesus truly lives with us in our homes, the earliest Christians called the home life a “little church” or “domestic church.”  

 

4.     Evangelism* - We are committed to sharing the Good News of Jesus. 

As individuals, families, and as a congregation, we want the family, friends, co-workers, classmates, neighbors and all whom God places in our lives to meet our Savior, come to believe the Good News of what he does for us, trust him, follow him, and become a part of his family, the Church.

*”Evangelism” means “Announce or Tell the Good News.”   What Jesus has done and continues to do in our lives is truly Good News.

 

5.     Sacrifice - We are committed to joyfully putting the needs of others before our own.

As Jesus gave his life for us, we want to respond by being generous people who sacrificially give and use for his purpose everything God has given us - our talents, abilities, experiences, spiritual gifts and financial resources.

To learn more about what we believe and how we practice the Christian faith, please contact us.

Trinity is a member of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.