What We Believe

Christ's love, symbolized by his empty cross and tomb, is the foundation for all that we believe as WELS Christians. His sacrifice and his victory have meaning for us today and into eternity.


John 3:16 (“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.") has been called the gospel in a nutshell—and for good reason. In that one verse we're told all that we need to know for our salvation. God loves us. He sent his son to die for us. Believe it.

We are a "sacramental" church.  We believe that in Baptism and the Lord's Supper, God comes to us with forgiveness in very tangible means.  The Bible has convinced us that Jesus' body and blood are present in the sacrament and that receiving the sacrament together is a public statement of oneness in our beliefs and commitment.


Worship is a special time. In God's house, God's people step away from the distractions and difficulties of daily life and gather as a spiritual family in the promised presence of God himself. Why do we come? What is the primary focus of our worship? On what we do? Or on what God does for us? Click here to find out.

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To Know Jesus and Make Him Known - Faithfully, Boldly, Excellently ~ I Corinthians 2:2