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.
Concordia 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. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal,
one God.

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:
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.

Concordia Lutheran Church of Greenwood and other congregations of the
Synod are "confessional." We hold to the Lutheran Confessions as the 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.

Adapted from A Week in the Life of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod,
copyright 1996, Concordia Publishing House.
Adapted from A Week in the Life of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, copyright 1996, Concordia Publishing House.