Trinity Lutheran Quakertown

What is a Lutheran?

  • We are Christians. Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) are connected to the faith of the church through the ages and around the world.

  • Lutherans believe in the Triune God. We are part of God’s unfolding plan. We believe that Jesus is God’s Son and died to save us. We believe that the Holy Spirit is active and working in our lives today.

  • We value worship together. When we gather for worship, we connect with believers everywhere and of every time. We worship God in a variety of styles, but all worship is focused around God’s Word and how God reaches into our lives.

  • We read and preach the Bible. We connect with God in prayer. When we study the Bible and pray, we are drawn more deeply into God’s own saving story.

  • We believe in serving others and making a difference in the world. When we serve others and address social issues that affect the common good, we live out our Christian faith.

  • We are saved by GRACE alone—as a free gift of God—not by anything we do or say.

  • Our salvation is through FAITH — a confident trust in God, who in Christ promises us forgiveness, life, and salvation.

  • We have two sacraments—Communion and Baptism. We baptize adults and children, believing that God is the one working in baptism and offering us free gifts of life and salvation. We welcome all people to the meal of Communion - to share the bread and wine with us and celebrate Christ’s saving presence in our midst.

  • We Lutherans follow the teachings of Martin Luther, who was a major part of the Reformation in 16th C. Europe. Today, nearly 5 centuries later, Lutherans still hold to the basic principles of Luther’s teachings, such as “Grace alone” “Faith alone” and “Scripture alone”.

  • Lutherans are part of a reforming movement within the whole Christian church.

  • Lutherans are a diverse group of people—with congregations all over the world, worshipping God in many languages, and welcoming all people regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. You are welcome too!

Want to know more? Click here: http://www.elca.org/Faith/ELCA-Teaching