What We Believe.

Town and Country Lutheran Church as a member of 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 Only Begotten 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 sin, death, and Satan, and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God’s Word and Sacraments.

As Lutherans, our congregation accepts and teaches the Bible-based teachings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther. He inspired the Reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th Century. The teaching of Doctor Luther and the Lutheran 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 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.” This means 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 about our church body's Biblically-based beliefs and practices.

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