The Bible

We teach that through the Bible we hear God speaking to us.  Because it is God's Word, it is our authority in matters of faith and life.


We teach that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons:  the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ

We teach that Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully human, who by His death on the cross has redeemed us.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit's gifts are available and operative today for all Christians.

Human Nature

We teach that human nature is sinful and is redeemed only through the grace of Jesus Christ.


We teach that Christ alone provides salvation.  This salvation is a free gift. ("grace" - Ephesians 2:8-9)

We teach that one can be certain of eternal life.  ("assurance" -John 5:24)

We teach that we partake of this free gift of grace by faith alone and thereby enter a lifelong process of change and growth.

The Church

We teach that we are a part of one true Church made up of all who believe in Christ as Lord. We extend the hand of fellowship to all members of this universal Christian Church.


We at Light of Christ Lutheran Church are a people of prayer. We teach that God answers prayer and we encourage everyone to grow in prayer.

Baptism and the Lord's Supper

We teach that Jesus instituted Holy Baptism and the Lord's Supper. We teach that God truly acts in these sacraments, and that by trusting in Jesus’ promises (faith), they become powerful and effective in our lives.

Our Lutheran Heritage and Identity

Lutheranism began as a reform movement in the Christian church. The key themes of that reform effort—justification by grace through faith, scripture alone, Christ alone, worship as Word and Sacrament—continue to be central to how we live and teach the Christian faith at Light of Christ.

Changed Life

We believe that becoming a Christian leads to a changed life. We call this change "sanctification," which is a lifelong process of growth in self-giving love, humility, service, and stewardship under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Change and growth are not optional for those saved by grace. Because a good tree bears good fruit, people who welcome Jesus grace, will be transformed by its power if they do not resist it.