Christ Lutheran Church is part of the North Carolina Synod of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We believe in the Triune God—Father, Son, Holy Spirit—mysteriously three in one. God created and loves all creation. We believe that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through His death on the cross and His new life through resurrection, and we trust that God’s Spirit is active in our lives and in this world.
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. We teach that all people are sinners. A person is saved by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ. We live in the true freedom of Christian love and responsibility.
We believe that the canonical Scriptures of the Old & New Testaments are the written 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. The Holy Scriptures are the inspired Word of God and the source and norm for proclamation, faith and life.
We are nourished in our faith through the sacraments of baptism and communion. Jesus Christ, the living Word of God, by the power of the Spirit, comes to us through the reading of the Scriptures, the proclamation of preaching, the announcement of the forgiveness of sins, through Holy Communion, and in the gathered community. By the power of the Spirit active in Holy Baptism, this Word—Jesus Christ—washes people to be Christ’s own Body in the world.
Baptism is the means of grace by which God names and claims us as his very own. Through baptism, we become children of God and are given the promise of the Holy Spirit. Through the water and the Word, God liberates us from sin and death by joining us to the death and resurrection of Jesus. We are born fallen creatures, in bondage to sin, yet through baptism we are reborn children of God and inheritors of eternal life.
Communion is the means of grace by which God forgives, restores, welcomes and builds community. More than merely a symbol, we believe that Christ is mysteriously present in, with, and under the bread and wine. At Christ Lutheran, we welcome all baptized Christians who believe that Jesus’ body is broken for you and that His blood is shed for you. Welcome to God's table!
As Christ Lutheran continues to navigate its way into a post-Covid world, how has this pandemic forever changed work, space, security, mental health, relationships and spirituality? Let’s not talk about “getting back to normal.” Instead, let’s talk about a new normal in which people will work remotely, worship will continue online, meetings will be hybrid and large gatherings will be slow to happen. What does this mean for the mission of the Church?
We were not designed to live life alone but to engage in meaningful relationships at a church where we can Find Community.
Faith doesn’t just happen. It is a seed that is planted deeply within us, watered and cared for so that God can Build Faith.
The Church does not exist for its members. We exist to Reach Beyond our walls to seek and find those lost and in need. At Christ Lutheran, we are all about engaging people to experience Jesus!