About Word of Peace
Who We Are
Word of Peace is a growing congregation (over 3,700 baptized members), from young families to retirees, with nearly 1,200 active families. We welcome all people to worship, pray, learn, and serve with us.
We believe there's something at Word of Peace for everyone. There are a variety of worship styles to choose from, and we regularly offer Holy Communion to anyone who wants it. We encourage people to be active in the life and ministries of Word of Peace, but there's no pressure to get involved.
What We Believe
As a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we believe in the basic principles of Martin Luther's theological teachings. We believe:
We are saved by the grace of God alone.
We are not saved by anything that we do. Our salvation is through faith alone.
Confidently trust God, who in Christ promises us forgiveness, life and salvation.
The Bible is the norm for faith and life.
To be a community where everyone knows Christ's Love and shares Christ's Love with all people.
Christ works through us as we:
- Welcome all people to grow in faith, love and devotion,
- Share Christ through word and deed,
- Care for others and the world God made, and
- Work for justice and peace.
Our Core Values
GRACE: God's grace is for everyone. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we are led to love and forgive each other as God has done for us. Each day brings a chance to begin again.
HOSPITALITY: We believe everyone is a child of God. We welcome all people to participate in worship and activities of the church, with the hope that we will become friends and fellow disciples of Christ.
WORSHIP: We value the differences in which people experience God, therefore we worship in a variety of ways to fully encompass the diverse needs of our congregation. All aspects of worship are uplifting and spiritually fulfilling, while focusing on giving glory to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
SERVICE: We are called to actively love and care for our neighbor and God's creation at and beyond Word of Peace.
DISCIPLESHIP: We seek to grow in our faith by using the Six Marks of Discipleship as our model:
- Pray daily.
- Worship weekly.
- Read the Bible.
- Serve at and beyond Word of Peace.
- Be in a relationship to encourage spiritual growth in others.
- Give of our time, talents and resources.