WELCOME VISITORS

Hello,

What a joy it is to introduce you to our church! You'll discover that our passion is to provide a place where people just like you can have a life-changing experience with God.

At Our Savior Lutheran Church, our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. We are a life-giving, multicultural church in Pierce County. We seek to infuse life and God's love into people and families through engaging, powerful worship services that offer biblical truth in relevant and practical ways.

Together, we're striving to become the kind of church described in the Bible, where there's relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, and compassionate care for those in need. In short, we'd like to have the kind of contagious Christianity that can influence and encourage the entire community, one life at a time.

So, if you are still just checking out the "church scene" and investigating the claims of Jesus Christ, thank you for allowing us to help you in your search.  Or, if you are a committed Christ-follower who wants to grow deeper and live out your faith alongside others doing the same, you can find a home here at Our Savior. 

We’d love to see you this weekend.

Brian Banke
Lead Pastor
Our Savior Lutheran Church (LCMS)

Welcome Video

Our Mission, Values & Beliefs

  • Mission & Values
    OUR MISSION
    Love God, Love People, Live Like Jesus

    OUR VALUES
    • True to God's Word; God's Word is True
    • Personal relationship with Jesus
    • Mission-focused living
    • Making truth relevant
    • Culture of belonging
  • Core Beliefs
    1. God exists eternally as one God in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit [+]
      We believe the historic Christian doctrine of the Trinity as taught in the Apostles, Nicene and Athanasian Creeds. This is a profound mystery we can never fully comprehend. (Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14)

    2. God created the world and everyone in it [+]
      God brought the entire universe into existence by his command. All three persons of the Trinity were active participants in God’s work of creation. God still preserves his creation, and provides for his creatures every day. (Genesis 1:1-3, John 1:1-3, Psalm 145:15-17)
    3. God has made himself known to us in his Word [+]
      The Bible is God’s self-revelation to all people through his prophets and apostles, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Because the Bible is God’s Word it is without error, and the only infallible rule and norm for our faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:21)
    4. God loves us and wants to live in a personal relationship with us [+]
      Every human being is sinful by birth and nature, and as a result, is separated from a perfect God by sin. We deserve his anger and punishment. In his mercy, God chose to reconcile us to himself through the death of his Son Jesus Christ, who is true God and true man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Jesus offered his life as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all, and rose bodily from the dead for our salvation. (1 Timothy 2:3-4, Romans 3:23, Colossians 1:21, Ephesians 2:1-2, Romans 4:25, 1 Corinthians 15:3-6)
    5. God saves us by grace alone, through faith alone in Christ alone. [+]
      There is nothing we can do to make ourselves right with God. In Christ, God has done everything necessary for our salvation. When we put our faith in Jesus, his righteousness is credited to us and our sins are forgiven for his sake. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 3:21-26, Romans 4:23-24)
    6. God’s Holy Spirit works in our lives through the Means of Grace [+]
      God’s Word teaches both Law and Gospel. In the Law, God restrains sin by threat of punishment, reveals our sin in contrast to his perfect will, and guides believers into good works. In the Gospel, God reveals the good news of our salvation, offers forgiveness of sins, works faith and enables us to do the good works that please him. We celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is God’s means of grace, giving new birth to both children and adults. The Holy Spirit also works through the Lord’s Supper to strengthen faith and give the forgiveness of sins. (Romans 3:20, John 1:16-17, 1 Peter 1:23, John 3:3-6, Acts 2:38-39, Titus 3:4-7, 1 Corinthians 11:23-27)
    7. God’s desire is for us to become like Jesus [+]
      Through faith in Jesus Christ we are born again as new creations. By the work of the Holy Spirit, Christ lives in us and we live in him, so that day by day we are transformed into the image of God’s Son. This life-long process of sanctification is not complete until we get to heaven. (2 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 8:28-30, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Ephesians 2:10)
    8. God works in and through the Church [+]
      The Church consists of all true believers in Christ wherever they are found all over the world. Believers come together as the Church in local congregations gathered around the Means of Grace (Word and Sacrament). The church is the Body of Christ and is called to worship and serve him. Christ created his church to preach repentance and forgiveness of sins throughout the world and to make disciples of all nations. (Ephesians 4:4-6, Matthew 18:20, Luke 24:47, Matthew 28:18-20)
    9. God’s Son will come again to judge the world [+]
      After Jesus finished his work on earth he ascended to heaven where he rules all things for the sake of his Church. On the last day Christ will come again to judge all mankind. Those who trust in him will live with God eternally in heaven. Whoever does not believe will be separated from God eternally in hell. (John 5:25-29; Matthew 25:31-46)
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