For all have sinned
and fall short

of the glory of God,
and all are justified freely
by his grace
through the redemption
that came by Christ Jesus.

Romans 3:23-24

What We Believe About…

What does Grace believe about the Bible? About Jesus? Heaven and Hell? What about creation? The end of the world?  Our synod has a brief answer to the most common questions here. You can also read This We Believe for more details about what is taught at Grace and all WELS congregations. Have questions? Give our pastor a call. He would love to answer them for you.

A Confessional Lutheran Church

What does this mean? It means Grace accepts the teachings of the Book of Concord of 1580 (the Lutheran confessional documents) in their entirety because they are completely faithful to the teachings of the Bible. The Bible is the ultimate authority. While most Lutheran denominations find the basis of their faith in the Book of Concord, Confessional Lutherans maintain that faithfulness to it requires attention to how that faith is actually being preached, taught, and put into practice. It is a vital part of our identity as “Lutheran”.  So what’s in it?  Find a brief description of the Lutheran Confessions here with an opportunity to dig deeper if you desire.

Be aware that all churches with the name “Lutheran” are not the same. An unfortunate moral and dogmatic spectrum exists within Lutheranism due to differing approaches to Scriptural interpretation: historical-grammatical vs. historical-critical. Grace subscribes to historical-grammatical interpretation; which means we understand it as the author intended for the audience he addressed and its meaning is not subject to change due to higher criticism. Historical-critical interpretation allows for the meaning of Scripture to change according to its application, even if it is not what the author intended.


Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum
The Word of the Lord Endures Forever 

This was the motto of the Lutheran Reformation.
It is a confident expression of the enduring
power and authority of God’s Word
based on 1 Peter 1:24-25.