What We Believe

What We Believe

We are Christians. Our life and faith orbit around a crucified and risen man who is our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. After that, we are Lutheran. As Lutheran Christians, we are shaped by the gospel-centered tradition of Martin Luther and others, with a clear focus on God’s grace, his gift of faith in us, and the Holy Bible as the foundation for our life and work.

What is the NALC?

The NALC (North American Lutheran Church) is a fast-growing, Christian church in the Lutheran tradition, uniting Lutherans in congregations across North America. The NALC embodies the theological center of Lutheranism in North America and stands firmly within the global Lutheran mainstream.

As some larger Lutheran Synods move further and further to their social or doctrine positions, we found those seeking a centrist belief, based on Biblical and traditional Lutheran teachings were being ignored or dismissed. The NALC fills that void and offers hope of a community of believers and support of our beliefs.


We confess the apostolic faith in Jesus Christ according to the Holy Scriptures. We affirm the authority of the Scriptures as the authoritative source and norm, “according to which all doctrines should and must be judged” (Formula of Concord). We accept the ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran Confessions as true witnesses to the Word of God.

Mission Driven

We believe that the mission of the Church is to preach the Gospel and to make disciples for Christ. We believe that making disciples — in our congregations, in our communities and nations, and around the world — must be a priority of the Church in the present age.

Traditionally Grounded

We affirm the ecumenical creeds and the faithful witness of the Church across time and space. We endorse the form and practices of the universal Church that are consistent with Scripture, particularly the office of the ministry and the tradition of worship under Word and Sacrament. We seek dialogue and fellowship with other Lutheran churches and with faithful Christians of other confessions.

Congregationally Focused

We strive to be a church that is organized to facilitate the ministries of local congregations in a posture of servanthood and a spirit of partnership, through the provision of resources, connections and information.

More info

You can learn more about the North American Lutheran Church, of which we are a proud member, at The NALC