With the Word of God at the center of our life, and with Jesus Christ at the center of the Word, we understand, believe, teach, and confess that We are God's people who are LOVED TO GROW & GO.
This is love: not that we loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10
Speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. Ephesians 4:15-16
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:18-20
God LOVES us in Christ Jesus, covering over our sins and restoring our lives to His family by Jesus' death, resurrection, and life. In the presence of God's LOVE and the gifts of the Word, Holy Baptism & the Holy Spirit, & the Lord's Supper, we can't help but to GROW up into the people of God with Jesus as our Head.