Our Beliefs

St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) from which many of our social principles are based. A Vision and Mission Statement guide the people and ministries of St. Matthew’s.

Vision Statement (what we want to become): Guided by God’s Spirit and Grace, we are a community of disciples growing in faith, hope and love in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Mission Statement (what we are going to do): Called to fulfill the Great Commission, St. Matthew’s welcomes all to faith in Jesus Christ, nurtures our faith journey, equips us to serve others, and sends us into the world to make a difference in Jesus’ name.

Values (who we want to be): We want to be people who grow in our Spiritual fruitfulness, which is shown through the Fruit of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-control.

St. Matthew’s has a revised and updated constitution, approved in January 2017.