What We Believe

Shaping Minds. Molding Hearts.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church and School exists to share Christ with the world, proclaim Christ through His word, and to live in Christ as his children to be blessed with a future in heaven.

St. Paul's Lutheran School, in partnership with the Christian home, seeks to shape minds and mold hearts by applying faith to all areas of life and learning. We believe a school's ultimate purpose should be to equip children to understand the truth about life, the world, and their place in it. By using God's word as our standard of truth, our goal is to teach students to recognize the Lordship of Christ in all areas of learning. Not only that, but we strive to challenge students to allow God, through the working of his Holy Spirit, to mold their hearts in submission to Him, and in so doing, equip them to put the love of Jesus into practice in their lives.

Biblical Foundations of What We Believe

From the word, we know that there is one God, but that he has three persons-Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They are of the same essence-equal in power, in eternity, and in majesty.

We believe the Father created and sustains the world. The Scriptures tell us that human beings chose to follow their own way and fell into sin-direct disobedience to God.

We believe that Jesus Christ, true God and true man, suffered and died on earth as punishment for sin. He lived in perfect obedience to God. He was without sin. It is only because of Him-not because of anything we can do-that our perfect relationship with God is restored through the forgiveness of sin. Then God counts the righteous life of Jesus as if we lived it.

We believe that the Spirit inspired the writers of the Bible and through it inspires faith in us. Through the word and the Sacraments-Holy Baptism and the Lord's Supper-He also keeps us in faith.

Three principles uphold our beliefs: Scripture, grace and faith. The Scripture is the only source of knowledge about God and His will for us. Grace tells us that as human beings we cannot earn God's love, forgiveness or everlasting life. It is all a gift of His love. Only by faith in Jesus Christ do we receive forgiveness. Through faith in Him we come into a relationship of peace with God.