Welcome to Peace Lutheran Church
With the universal Christian Church, Peace Lutheran Church, a congregation of the The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God’s Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.
Our congregation accepts and preaches the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.
Sola Gratia, Grace Alone
God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.
Sola Fide, Faith Alone
By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.
The Bible is God’s inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.
For more information on the doctrine of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod: www.lcms.org
We are disciples who make disciples.
We are disciples who GATHER, GROW, and GO to make disciples!
We gather in worship, around the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, in fellowship, mutual care and concern in the difficult times, and in thanksgiving at all times.
We grow in the Word through large, medium and small group Bible Studies.
We go into our families, our relationships, our workplaces, schools and neighborhoods. We go into the inner city, and the foreign lands, the mission fields and the mine fields with our presence and through our offerings to bring the Gospel of forgiveness and life through the cross and empty tomb of our Savior.
What is a disciple?
A follower of Christ committed to:
Growing in the Word
Generosity of time, talents, and financial gifts
How are disciples made?
Matthew 28:19-20 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
Disciples are made by the power of the Holy Spirit, through Word based connections and relationships with current disciples.
Disciples are made by:
– Knowing God more deeply through His Word, worship, and prayer
(Ephesians 1:17, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Acts 2:42, 1 Timothy 2:1)
– Serving God as we use His gifts to His glory
(Romans 12:1, Ephesians 4:11-13, 1 Corinthians 12:4-7, Romans 12:6-7)
– Leading more people to grow closer to His followers
-By connecting to one another in meaningful relationships (Corinthians 12:12-13, Ephesians 4:3-6, Romans 12:4) as we love one another by providing care, encouragement, and accountability (1 John 4:11, Galatians 6:1-2, 1 Peter 4:8-10)
– Leading more people to grow in missional relationships with the people of the world (Mat.
28:18-20) by serving the real needs of people in our community (Luke 10:30-37, Matthew 25:24-30, James 2:15-16), sharing the life-giving Gospel of Jesus Christ with those who don’t know Him (Peter 3:15-16, 1 Peter 2:9, Matthew 9:36-38) and supporting the growth of the Kingdom of God throughout the world (Acts 1:8, Luke 24:46-48, Revelation 7:9).
The primary strategies by which we will fulfill our mission include worship, education (elementary school, and other adult and children’s ministries) and missional outreach. These three strategies are depicted in the front and largest stained glass windows of Peace, Adams campus.
1. Above the altar: The glorified Christ to worship: GATHER
2. North transept: Christian Education: GROW
3. South transept: Missions: GO