What we Believe
in the Trinity – God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit – as the one true God. We proclaim the Father as Creator and Preserver; God’s Son, Jesus the Christ, as Redeemer and Lord; and the Holy Spirit as Regenerator and Sanctifier.
that the Gospel – God’s Good News to the world – is the revelation of God’s saving will and grace in Jesus Christ, which is given to us through Word and Sacraments – Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Through these means of grace the Holy Spirit creates believers and unites them with their Lord and with one another in the fellowship of the Holy Christian Church.
the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, through which God speaks still, and they are the only source of the Church’s doctrine and the authoritative standard for the faith and life of the Church.
the Lord’s Supper – Communion, the Eucharist – is open to all baptized Christians.
baptism is God’s action uniting us to the death and resurrection of Jesus and the sign of our adoption as God’s children. We therefore practice both infant and adult baptism.
We believe Christians are called
to live in God’s grace and forgiveness, to gather together regularly in prayer, praise and loving community, to attend to hearing and reading God’s Word and to celebrate the Sacraments, and to work together in God’s Kingdom using the gifts and abilities God has given us.
The mission of Faith Lutheran,
as an expression of the universal church
and as an instrument of the Holy Spirit,
is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ
with people in Winnipeg and around the world
through the proclamation of the Word
and the celebration of the Sacraments
and through service in Christ’s name.
reflecting God’s grace,
is seeking to reach out and serve people,
primarily in south-east Winnipeg;
to become a community of belonging and hope,
built on caring and nurturing relationships,
and spiritual direction and growth.