Our Beliefs

Everything that Loving Shepherd  teaches and believes is based on God’s Word. We hold God's Word in highest regard and believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God and the authority for all that we teach and believe. On the basis of that Word, we believe ….

… that all people are born into this world sinful with a great need for   forgiveness.

… that God sent his Son Jesus Christ into this world to rescue us from our hopeless situation and the eternal punishment we deserve from God because of our sins.

… that while the wages of sin is death, Jesus suffered and died on the cross to pay the full penalty for our sins.

… that trusting in Jesus Christ we now enjoy the forgiveness of sins, life as God's dear children, and the sure hope of eternal life in heaven.

… that the Holy Spirit creates the miracle of faith in our hearts through the power of the Gospel.

… that in Holy Baptism God graciously puts his name on us, adopting us into his family of believers, washing away our sins, and creating or strengthening faith in our hearts. We believe in baptizing infants as a wonderful means for the Holy Spirit to bring all the blessings of the cross to these little children's hearts.

… that in the Lord’s Supper Jesus gives us in, with, and under the bread and wine his very body and blood for the forgiveness of sins and strengthening of our faith.

For a more detailed explanation of our beliefs, please study our Statements of Belief and This We Believe at www.wels.net

Additional information about our church can be found in the document titled "Our Church Invites You".