With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God.
One God, the Triune God
Creator of All that Exists
Jesus Christ, Who Became Human to Suffer and Die for our Sins
The Holy Spirit
Who Creates Faith through God’s Word and Sacrament
For more than 2,000 years, people have asked this question. We were not present when Jesus lived on this earth, but in the Bible we have the record of His birth, life, death on the cross, and resurrection.
"The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod believes Jesus is exactly who He said He is. Along with the ancient Church, we confess that Jesus is true God and true man in one person. He is the Son of God who was crucified and raised from the dead for the salvation of all who trust in Him." [Source: LCMS]
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.
As Lutherans, we believe in the real presence of Christ’s body and blood in, with, and under the bread and wine in the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
We also believe that the Lord’s Supper is a sacrament, and as such, we receive the forgiveness of sins.
The word “Synod” in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod comes from Greek words that mean “walking together.”
The term has rich meaning in our church body because congregations voluntarily choose to belong to the Synod.
Frequently Asked Questions
Welcoming you to learn more about Lutheranism and Prince of Peace with these common questions about our faith.