What Lutherans Believe

Lutherans believe that we humans are saved by God’s grace and not by anything that we can possibly do.  God comes to us through Jesus–his life, death, and resurrection, extending such love and mercy that we can’t help but to respond in service to God and neighbor!  We trust this good news, the gospel, of God’s love for us and all creation through faith, God’s gift to us that is nurtured and emboldened by the Holy Spirit.

The essence of what Lutherans believe is set forth in “Confession of Faith,” which is found in Chapter 2 of the ELCA Constitution. The full Constitution can be found here.

For further information on ELCA teaching in particular, see: http://www.elca.org/Faith/ELCA-Teaching