Our Values and Core Beliefs
Jesus died and rose for all. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
The Bible is God's True Word. "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17
The Word and Sacraments. "For it is sufficient for the true unity of the Christian church that the Gospel be preached in conformity to and with a pure understanding of it and that the Sacraments be administered in accordance with the divine Word." Article VII, Augsburg Confession.
Reaching the lost with the Gospel. "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 28:19-20
Protecting, caring for, and educating our children. "Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'" Matthew 19:14
Love our neighbors as ourselves. "Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" Matthew 22:37-39
Our community will know us and look to us as a people and place of joy, forgiveness, comfort, love, and help. They will have the opportunity to hear God's Word and receive the Sacraments in an atmosphere of peace and family fellowship.
Our guests will be welcomed, accepted, and loved whenever they come here. They will leave inspired and excited about God, knowing their needs can be fulfilled and their lives can be transformed by Jesus Christ.
The members of GSLC will be a loving, caring, and sharing group of believers in Christ. This increasingly diverse group will be thankful for and excited about their growing discipleship. They will actively and enthusiastically show their love for God in all their ministries and as they develop an open, inviting, attractive, and bustling center for the community and the members to use and enjoy.
Our Mission is to excite believers to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We fulfill this mission as we:
Reach in to the already convinced and saved with the saving and healing Gospel of Christ, that they might be encouraged, strengthened, and excited about their personal relationship with the Lord and be equipped for a life of discipleship and witnessing for Christ Jesus,
Reach out to the seekers and those who are lost with the saving and healing Gospel of Christ, that they might come to a personal growing relationship with the Lord Jesus.