Director of Christian Education - Student Ministry
We believe, as disciples gathered at Peace, that our proclamation of the good news of life and salvation Jesus happens when we gather in worship through our songs, hearing the Word of God preached, as well as in Bible study on Sunday mornings or throughout the week. But, we also believe, as we live our daily lives, we can proclaim the Gospel in how we interact with those in our lives, by being a good news presence in other people’s lives, and helping others experience the truth and grace of our Savior Jesus Christ.
At Peace, we believe making disciples of Jesus should be the purpose behind everything we do! As we gather in worship, as we gather in Bible study, we seek to better understand how to live our lives as disciples of Jesus, not just learning about Him and the truth of God. However, we especially seek to make disciples as we live our daily lives in faith – at home, in the workplace, with our friends, sports teams, and other opportunities, as we encourage and lead others to live their lives according to the truth and grace of Jesus, ever more surrendering our lives to His power at work through us.
This happens as we seek daily opportunities to be about Gospel-planting. By living our lives in proclamation of the Gospel, and in a life-long endeavor to make more disciples of Jesus, we take the good news of life, forgiveness and freedom in Christ with us into every interaction, every experience. This is what it means to be about daily Gospel-planting. As a community of disciples gathered at Peace, we also seek to move the mission forward by cultivating, growing and sending, other communities of disciples to reach new people in new areas with the same good news of Jesus Christ.
At Peace, we believe in Proclaiming the Gospel, Making Disciples and Moving the Mission Forward. It is our desire to create disciple making communities. We do this through reaching people, teaching them to love and serve Jesus, and sending them to reach, teach, and send others. To learn more about our beliefs on Baptism, Biblical Teaching, Communion, and Worship, watch the videos below:
We believe baptism is a Sacrament, meaning a sacred act. We believe anybody can, and should be baptized, including, adults, children and infants. Jesus said "Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit." Matthew 28:19
We are a Gospel-centered community that seeks to understand our modern context from a Biblical perspective, through a historically Lutheran approach to understanding Scripture. We seek to apply the truth & promises of God to our daily lives as disciples of Jesus.
Communion, or the Lord's Supper, is a holy meal that symbolizes the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. We believe the Lord's Supper is a Sacrament. We believe that in the Lord's Supper, we receive the strengthening of our faith as God's Spirit works transformation in us, and the forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life.
We worship together as disciples, recognizing our brokenness and sinfulness but we rejoice that in our Savior, Jesus Christ, we have forgiveness of our sins. We join together to celebrate what God has already done for us. We believe that worship is not about you or others, but about God, and his presence in our daily lives.