Philosophy of Ministry

King Of Glory Lutheran Church

PHILOSOPHY OF MINISTRY

Adopted May 1989

BELIEF and PRACTICE

With the universal Christian 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 congregations accept and preach 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 phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.

What we do:

  • Our top priority shall be to give glory to God and express it in corporate worship.

The worship of God is not a means to an end (e.g. evangelism, stewardship), but is an end in itself and is the ultimate purpose of the church.  It gives meaning, direction and impetus to all particular functions and activities of the church including:

Matthew 28:19, 20
Ephesians 1:12-14
Philippians 1:1; 2:10, 11
1 Peter 2:15

  • We shall be a congregation who actively participates in Bible Study.
  • We shall love and serve the community into which God has placed us, and
  • We shall corporately LIVE the Great Commission, preparing and multiplying disciples of Jesus Christ.
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