As part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Nebraska Synod confesses that the Bible is the living and inspired Word of God; that we believe in the Nicene, Apostles’ and Athanasian Creeds; and that the Lutheran Confessions are reliable expositions of scripture and the creeds. What that means for our daily life is that we receive and practice grace, the free gift of love we receive through faith in Jesus Christ; that practicing that grace means living a radical hospitality through which all are welcome into our fellowship; that we understand that each of us is called in baptism to vocation–to daily work that is holy because we’ve been gifted for and called to it by God; that clergy are partners with, not authorities over, the members of the church; that we are called to discipleship, to a way of life rather than a doctrinal stance; and that we are sustained for discipleship by the regular experience of Word (scripture and its proclamation through preaching) and Sacrament (witnessing Baptisms and receiving Christ’s Body and Blood in the bread and wine of Holy Communion).

For a formal expression of our core beliefs, refer to our constitution.