We believe and teach that…
- The Bible is God’s inspired, inerrant Word.
- In the Bible, God is revealed as Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- God created the world and all that exists.
- Since Adam and Eve, man is born with original sin and cannot save himself.
- God’s Law, revealed both in the Scriptures and in nature itself, is good and holy, revealing His will for how the creation ought to exist. However, it has the function of accusing all people and condemning us, since it reveals that all fall short of God’s will and are guilty of sinning against it.
- Jesus Christ, true God and true man, born of the Virgin Mary, died on the cross for all sins, and rose bodily on the third day for us and for our salvation.
- Salvation through the forgiveness of sins comes only through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
- The means of grace (Word and Sacraments), which God the Holy Spirit uses to create faith in Christ, are the same means which sustain the Christian in the life of faith in God and love for the neighbor. As such, they remain at the center of Christian worship and are appropriately called the “marks of the Church” (the things that help us recognize where the Church exists).
St. Peter Lutheran Church and School is a member congregation of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.
Our mission at St. Peter is to glorify God by making and growing disciples of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19-20 ESV)
Having become financially secure through the substantial reduction of debt, St. Peter will pursue a confident Vision of significant spiritual growth in families and small groups that will lead to our church and school’s expanding witness of God’s love in the Northern Macomb County. This will start with the small group God created: The family – prepared and equipped through worship services, gathered around the kitchen table praying and reading devotions. It will bud into small groups that blossom into deep discipleship through deeper exploration of God's Word. We expect to see and hear inspiring and breathtaking stories of faith growth. The trend of families leaving our church and school after graduation will be replaced by the trend of families growing and contributing long after graduation. We expect to see over 1,000 people in Small Groups. We expect to see a school with full classrooms and a waiting list. Families will seek out our school for both the quality of education and the spiritual growth that is happening. As the faith of our people grows, it will spread God’s love into the community as we meet the spiritual and physical needs of people in Northern Macomb County.