Impacting Lives Through Christ

Impacting Lives Through Christ is the mission statement of Atonement Lutheran Church and School. Impacting Lives Through Christ is actually more than just a statement; it is a way of life at Atonement. Everything that we do, whether it is teaching our students or having our worship services, going out into our community to help with a need or gathering together family style to celebrate and have fun, going on a mission trip to another country or serving in our community, and anything and everything in between, we do it all to thank God for the blessings that He has given to us as well as to be a blessing and share His love with others.

The life of a Christian is more than just going to church on a Sunday morning; it is about how Christ is impacting every aspect of your life. Everything that we do: going to work/school, playing, caring for our family, going to the gym, having dinner with friends . . . we do all of it living in the grace of God, through the forgiveness we receive from Jesus, and we live it out now so that others can share in that same grace and hope. Being a Christian does not mean that you need to go knocking on doors and standing on street corners, but it does mean that you live in the new identity and the forgiveness that God has given to you, and allow Him to use you to impact the lives of others. We do this not to earn God’s love, but because as God tells us in His Word (the Bible): “we love because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19) That is what Impacting Lives Through Christ is all about, and that is what we at Atonement strive to live on a daily basis!

What We Believe

Atonement is part of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod. With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and co-eternal, one God.

Atonement, together with the other congregations of the LCMS, accept and preach the Bible‐based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.

Grace alone: God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against him and do not deserve his love. He sent Jesus, his Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.

Faith alone: By his suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through him.

Scripture alone: The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which he reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine. 

For more information on what Lutherans believe, check out this link: http://www.lcms.org/doctrine/doctrinalposition. And for an even fuller understanding, you can read the Lutheran Confessions online here: bookofconcord.org