Who We Are
A Message from Our Pastor:
Thank you so much for taking the time to look over our website to learn more about our congregation! Our church is a growing caring and open family of faith in Jesus Christ. Here you will find the warm fellowship of others; programs to help you move along your own path of discipleship; and preaching and worship that will guide you to experience the fullness of God’s grace and love in your life.
Whether you are a lifelong believer, someone who is exploring Christianity for the first time, or anywhere in between: there is a place for you in Trinity Lutheran church.
Following the Lord is a journey. It is a continuous process of becoming all that we can be in Christ. Sometimes the path we walk may require us to reexamine ourselves and see if we are the people God hopes us to be. Walking with Jesus is a journey of change and transformation. But as we move along His way we find that it is a journey of discovery and adventure; we experience more and more of His love and the abundant life that He desires for us. We invite you to explore this journey with us.
So, we hope that you will come and ‘try us out’ in worship… see what we are all about without any obligation, and experience the fullness of God’s love.
And if you have any questions or have a pastoral need that I can assist you with: please feel free to call me. You can reach me at (828) 513-4068.
In the meanwhile, I wish you the blessings of our Lord and the fullness of His mercy and grace in your life this day, and all of your days.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor Mike Greenauer
WHAT WE BELIEVE:
We are a traditional Lutheran Protestant church who believes…
- In God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – the Trinity.
- That Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, and there is no salvation apart from Jesus Christ.
- A church is called to share the Gospel and to bring others into a relationship with God in Jesus Christ.
- That there is richness in the many centuries of Christian tradition and traditional worship that can and does bless believers in the present age.
- That congregations should function free of bishops or hierarchy, and undertake missions that will do the most good possible for the Lord in both their local context and the world at large.
- That the Bible is the true Word of God inspired by the Holy Spirit.
- That we should gratefully accept as the Bible tells us that we are saved by God’s grace, and not by anything we do ourselves.
- That the Bible is authoritative in how we live and how we witness our faith to others.
- That prayer is an integral part of being a church of Christ.
- That the Church is called to uphold the sanctity of life and traditional marriage in the modern world.
- That we are to trust in the Lord in all things, and to witness and care for ALL people – locally, nationally, and globally.