Beliefs

Can faith be summarized in a few, neat lines?

Or, like someone you love or the challenges you cherish, is it a mystery worth a lifetime?

Zion is a church where God’s depth is taken seriously.  A Lutheran congregation, we believe that there is only one God, and that He is three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

We believe that He makes Himself known to us through:

Scripture.  God has spoken, and His Word is recorded in the Holy Bible. It is authoritative for the Church’s faith and life.

Worship.  God reveals Himself, creates faith, and authors Christian life through the proclamation of His Word and the gifts of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion.

Doctrine.  God has led the Church of every time and place to confess the truth, and we believe that the Lutheran collection of teachings, called the Book of Concord, confesses this truth faithfully.

God, in Jesus Christ, working through His Word and His gifts for your sake: this is our faith.  It is worth a lifetime.

The Small Catechism and Augsburg Confession are two parts of the Book of Concord documents that explain our faith further:

Small Catechism

Augsburg Confession

Some of their language may be difficult at first . . . that’s part of faith’s journey! A congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Zion is also affiliated with Lutheran CORE (Coalition for Renewal), a fellowship of confessional Lutheran congregations. You may read more about Lutheran CORE here.