Lutherans are people. There are more than 8 million Lutherans in the United States and millions more around the world. The Lutheran Church is the oldest and largest of the Protestant Churches in the world.
Lutherans are “good news” people. We believe that by grace God has given us salvation through Jesus Christ. It is this “good news” of God’s inclusive love that is to be proclaimed to all people.
Lutherans are “concerned” people . We believe that everyone is important and the whole person is precious in the sight of God. Poverty, injustice, racism, hunger…all these are forms of evil which need to be changed by people committed to the “good news” of God acting through Jesus Christ in our world.
Lutherans are “confessional” people. We are ready and willing to proclaim Jesus the Christ as Lord and Savior and the Bible as revealing God’s will.
Lutherans are “forward-looking” people. We believe that our Lord is coming again; but, while we wait for his return, we are to love God and our neighbors as ourselves.