What We Believe
Lutherans are a diverse group of people, convinced that the Holy Spirit is leading us toward unity in the household of God.
Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are connected to the faith of the church through the ages and around the world.
Lutherans believe in the Triune God. God created and loves all of creation – the earth and seas and all of the world’s inhabitants. We believe that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through his death on the cross and his new life, and we trust that God’s Spirit is active in the world.
We are part of God’s unfolding plan. When we gather for worship, we connect with believers everywhere. When we study the Bible or hear God’s word in worship, we are drawn more deeply into God’s own saving story.
When we serve others and address social issues that affect the common good, we live out our Christian faith.
The convictions shared by Christians from many different traditions are expressed in statements of belief called creeds.
These ecumenical creeds that Lutherans affirm and use in worship confess the faith of the church through the ages and around the world.
The confession of faith of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is part of our founding constitution. The ELCA accepts the following creeds are true declarations of the faith of this church:
We invite you into this community of Christian faith.