Our congregation exists:
To lead sinners to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ for their salvation through the preaching and teaching of Law and Gospel.
To strengthen believers in faith and sanctification through the means of grace (The Bible, Baptism and Holy Communion.)
To help believers grow and mature in their faith through lifelong study of the Word of God.
To encourage, prepare and equip believers as stewards, witnesses and disciples for sharing the Gospel of Jesus with our fellowman.
We believe, teach and confess that our hope for heaven and eternal life with God rests alone in Jesus Christ, God's Son. "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)
We believe, teach and confess that salvation won for us by Christ becomes ours by a Spirit-worked faith in Jesus as our Savior. "No one can say, 'Jesus is Lord,' but by the Holy Spirit." (1 Corinthians 12:3)
We believe, teach and confess that salvation is by grace alone - not by personal merit on our part. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast."
We believe, teach and confess that the Bible is the verbally inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God. God's Word is the source of all our doctrine and the guide for all our practice. "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness." (2 Timothy 3:16)
Calvary Lutheran Church belongs to the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), a church body of 1400 congregations in all the states, as well as in 17 countries around the world. It has over 400,000 members and is dedicated to spreading the Word of God throughout the world and to training pastors and teachers for full-time work in the church.