Bethel Ridge is theologically conservative and evangelical
while remaining true to
Lutheran foundational truths.

Our mission is to be an instrument of God's love through which our world will come to know Jesus Christ as Savior and follow Him as Lord. We long for people to trust in Him and to come to know Him in a personal way.

We believe the Bible is God's Word, the only reliable basis and guide for faith and life. Our teaching and practice are based on that Word and lie within the secure boundaries of historic Christianity. Our understanding of God's Word is from a Lutheran perspective, centered on the grace of God as seen in Jesus Christ, and experienced by personal faith in Him through the hearing of God's word and the sacred rites of Baptism and Holy Communion. Eternal salvation is available to every living human being on earth by God's grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.

We believe Scripture-based morality is a key element of our belief system. We believe God has designed creation around a moral law (as He has physical law) that reflects His own nature. God does not change, and His moral law is not altered by changing human cultural standards. The Holy Spirit, through the word of God, teaches His Church how to apply His timeless standards to an ever changing world. This application never contradicts His basic moral principles clearly revealed in the Bible.

We believe our original ancestors fell into disobedience, leaving to their children a spiritual nature called sin that is incapable of satisfying God's moral design. As a result, we all suffer the consequences in our individual lives, in society, and natural environment. God freely forgives as we acknowledge our sin and take refuge in Jesus Christ. He restores us to His fellowship and empowers us to live in accordance with His moral design. (Romans 1:18-2:16 I John 1:7-2:8)

We are affiliated with the Church of the Lutheran Brethren in America (CLB) for support of our local ministries and to provide an avenue for us to effect the nation and the world. Click the link to learn more about the CLB.