What we believe

At Schwarzwald, we believe in God and know Him as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, and the Gospel is the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.

We believe that God’s Word comes to us as both Law and Gospel, revealing judgment and mercy through word and deed, beginning with the Word in creation, continuing in the history of Israel, and centering in all its fullness in the person and work of Jesus Christ.

We accept both the Old and New Testaments as the inspired and authoritative Word of God.

We believe the church exists for worship, preaching, teaching, sharing the Good News, fellowship and Christian service to our neighbors.

We believe the church is a place where all people can come and be strengthened for daily life, comforted in their sorrows, joined in celebration of their joys, challenged to grow in faith and love, and nourished with the Good News.