Mission & Affiliation
To be a church where all are seeking to possess the heart, mind, hands, and feet of Christ.
“Now you are the Body of Christ and individually members of it.”
1 Corinthians 12:27
To love all people in God’s world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ
on the basis of the Holy Scriptures
We recognize that the greatest example of loving God is sharing Him with another. Jesus said “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind—and—love your neighbor as yourself” Matthew 22:37,39.
This means that God’s gift of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is not meant to be hoarded as our own personal possession, rather, this wonderful Gospel is be shared with those in our lost world who do not yet know the Savior, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Good News!” Romans 10:15
We also recognize, in order to, be effective as Christ’s disciples; we must grow in our faith and knowledge of God and His Word: “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” 2 Peter 3:18. AND we must never be ashamed, nor afraid of, teaching others the truth of the Scriptures, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” 2 Timothy 3:16. “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes”.
THE CONSERVATIVE LUTHERAN ASSOCIATION
The light of the reformation still burns
The Conservative Lutheran Association (CLA) was formed in 1980 by Lutherans Alert National (LAN); an organization founded in 1965 by a group of pastors and lay people who were concerned about trends in the American Lutheran Church and other synods which were contrary to the historical beliefs and confessions of Lutheranism. Their purpose was to affirm the inerrancy of Holy Scripture and to warn the Church-at-large of deviations within the various Lutheran bodies. A seminary was founded in 1969, known as Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary, Tacoma, Washington.
The CLA is not a synod having hierarchical authority, but an association of churches holding to a common Statement of Faith and acceptance of the Confessions of the Lutheran Church. The CLA provides participating congregations with those critical resources, expertise, leadership fellowship and other assistance to advance the ministry of the congregation and to collectively accomplish certain ministries not possible to do by a single congregation.