STATEMENT OF FAITH

Town and Country Lutheran Church , 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. 

Being “Lutheran,” our congregation accepts 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 short phrases:

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.

Scripture Alone

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.

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 word “Synod” in The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod comes from the 
Greek words that mean “walking together.” It has rich meaning in our church 
body, because the congregations voluntarily choose to belong to the Synod. 
Diverse in their service, these congregations hold to a shared confession of 
Jesus Christ as taught in Holy Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions.

Town and Country Lutheran Church  and other congregations of the 
Synod are “confessional.” We hold to the Lutheran Confessions as a correct 
interpretation and presentation of Biblical doctrine. Contained in The Book of 
Concord: The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, these 
statements of belief were put into writing by church leaders during the 16th 
century. The simplest of these is Luther’s Small Catechism.

You are invited to visit www.lcms.org to learn more of the Biblically based beliefs and practices of our church body.

Adapted from A Week in the Life of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod
Copyright © 1996, Concordia Publishing House. All rights Reserved.