1700 South Cliff Avenue * Sioux Falls, South Dakota
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We at Hope Lutheran are convinced that the Holy Spirit is leading us toward unity in the household of God.
Members of Hope Lutheran are connected to the faith of the church through the ages and around the world.
We believe in the Triune God.
We are part of God’s unfolding plan. When we gather for worship, we connect with believers everywhere and of every time.
When we study the Bible and pray, we are drawn more deeply into God’s own saving story.
When we serve others and address social issues that affect the common good, we live out our Christian faith.
We believe that the Bible is the written Word of God. It creates and nurtures faith through the work of the Holy Spirit and points us to Jesus Christ, the living Word and center of our faith. And in reading the Bible, we are invited into a relationship with God that both challenges us and promises us new life.
Statements of Belief
We believe in the Triune God. God created and loves all of creation -- the earth and the seas and all of the world’s inhabitants. We believe that God's Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through his death on the cross and his new life, and we trust that God's Spirit is active in the world.
We are part of God’s unfolding plan. When we gather for worship, we connect with believers everywhere. When we study the Bible or hear God’s word in worship, we are drawn more deeply into God’s own saving story.
The convictions shared by Christians from many different traditions are expressed in statements of belief called creeds.
These ecumenical creeds that Lutherans affirm and use in worship confess the faith of the church through the ages and around the world.
The ELCA and Hope Lutheran Church accept the following creeds as true declarations of the faith of this church:
•The Apostles' Creed •The Nicene Creed •The Athanasian Creed For further explanation on these topics we encourage you to visit the website of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America at www.elca.org.
Hope Lutheran is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and exists to proclaim God's grace and develop fully devoted followers of Christ for the glory of God.
It is the mission of Hope Lutheran Church to:
Grow in Christ's likeness by the power of the Holy Spirit through God's Word, prayer, service and fellowship,
Provide worship that glorifies CHRIST,
Educate every generation to "grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ", and
Make community mission and outreach a priority.
Because of Jesus' love, we are freed to serve our neighbors in love. Find out what Jesus' death and resurrection means for the world. Regardless of age, race, or status in life, members of Hope Lutheran Church welcome you to join this community of faith.
We gather weekly for worship, various bible studies and special classes. Children and students of all ages have programs and activities designed just for them. We seek to serve the community through projects such as quilting, delivering furniture, serving meals at the St. Francis House, the Banquet, and Lunch is Served, Inc.
If you are looking for a quality child care program we provide care for all ages of children through our Hope Care program. Click on the Hope Care link for more information.
Please look around the website to learn more about Hope Lutheran and feel free to contact us if we can serve you in any way.