1. We accept and believe in the Holy Bible as the complete written Word of God and preserved to us by the Holy Spirit for our salvation and instruction.


2. We bear witness that the Bible is our only authentic and infallible source of God's revelation to us and all men, and that it is the only inerrant and competely adequate source and norm of Christian doctrine and life. We hold that the Bible as a whole and in all its parts, is the Word of God under all circumstances regardless of man's attitude toward it.


3. We accept the ancient ecumenical symbols, namely, the Apostles, Nicene, and the Athanasian Creeds; Luther's Small Catechism and the Unaltered Augsburg Confession as the true expression of the Christian faith and life.



4. We believe that he who believes in and accepts the sufficient work of Jesus for his salvation and is baptized is a child of God.


5. We believe that the final human authority in the churches is vested in the local congregation, subject to the Word of God and the Holy Spirit.


6. The Christian is united by strongest bonds to those who share this faith with him whether they come from his own denomination or another. Thus, we practice open communion and leave the responsiblity to proper confession and faith to the worshipper.


7. We envision opportunities for our congregation to cooperate with other Protestant churches in the areas of evangelism and witness to the community. However, care must be taken not to compromise on our stand on the Holy Scriptures.



For information about the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations beliefs follow this link for the AFLC Principles.