Who We Are

What We Believe. Our Roots. Where to Find Us.
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FAITH Partnership

We need each other ...

For those of you who might have grown up in the church and are familiar with "Membership"; at Faith Lutheran, we call those who have made a commitment to the church "Partners". We believe this term more accurately describes how we see our commitment to our faith community: we are responsible, collaborative, and always seeking ways that we can serve the church as we serve in the Kingdom of God. We take seriously our role as stewards of Christ’s church and we believe that we need each other in this calling the Lord has placed on our collective lives.

Our Beliefs

We Believe, Teach, and Confess ...

We believe, teach, and confess the Triune God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe, teach, and confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe in him.

  1. Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate, through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection God fashions a new creation.
  2. The proclamation of God's message to us as both law and gospel is the Word of God, revealing judgment and mercy in the person and work of Jesus Christ through whom God was pleased to reconcile all things to himself.
  3. The canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God. Inspired by God's Spirit speaking through their authors, they record and announce God's revelation centering in Jesus Christ. Through them God's Spirit speaks to us to create and sustain Christian faith and fellowship for service in the world.

We believe, teach, and accept the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God and the sole authoritative source and norm of our proclamation, faith, and life. We accept the Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declarations of the scriptural faith we believe, teach, and confess. We believe, teach, and accept the Unaltered Augsburg Confession and the Small Catechism as true witnesses to the Word of God, normative for our teaching and practice. We acknowledge that we are one in faith and doctrine with all churches that likewise accept the teachings of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession. We believe, teach, and confess the other confessional writings in the Book of Concord, namely, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles, the Treatise, the Large Catechism, and the Formula of Concord, as further valid expositions of the Holy Scriptures. We believe, teach, and confess the gospel, recorded in the Holy Scriptures and confessed in the ecumenical creeds and Lutheran confessional writings, as the power of God to create and sustain the priesthood of all believers for God's mission in the world. We believe God specifically and directly created human beings in His image (Imago Dei). Human life is sacred, beginning at conception. God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as a male or female. These two distinct and complementary biological genders reflect the image and nature of God (Gen. 1:26-27). As such, one’s birth gender determines the standard for Biblical behavior in lifestyle and sexual conduct. Throughout scripture, the husband-wife relationship illustrates the covenant relationship between Jesus Christ and His Church, the "Bride of Christ". It is our belief that the term "marriage" has only one meaning - the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, delineated in scripture (Gen. 2:18-25).

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FAITH Mission

Our focus is the Gospel of Jesus Christ ...

We are an unabashedly Lutheran congregation with a focus on sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and making disciples. By following the Great Commission our goal is to develop meaningful relationships with members of our community, country and world.

"Go, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you. Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
(Matthew 28:19-20)

We encourage FAITH partners to support our mission efforts through participation, prayer and provision. We want to share the good news of Jesus Christ with everyone we meet so that they may come to know him as Savior. As Lutherans we believe we are saved through faith by grace.

"Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead…I will show you my faith by my works.(from James 2:17-18)

Our Roots

How FAITH's journey began ...

In May 2017, five families searching for a vibrant liturgical and biblical worship life connected. It was determined, through ongoing prayer and conversation, that a call by the Holy Spirit to begin something new was felt! The research of Lutheran organizations with an aligned theological vision to the founding families began, and later that same month the commitment was made to join over 900 congregations worldwide and associate with Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC). Faith's first official worship service (outside of home meetings) was on June 11 2017, with LCMC Pastor Mark Martin presiding. One month later, on July 9th, 2017, Pastor Brian Goke accepted the call to be Faith's first Senior Pastor.

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Place of Worship

You are most welcome ...

We are currently meeting for worship at 9:30am each Sunday morning at Union Park, 1750 General Electric Road, Bloomington, IL 61704.