WoG Core Values: We are a congregation that is Christ Centered, Mission Driven, Traditionally Grounded, and Congregationally Focused. Our congregation understands this as: 1. Word of God
This congregation is formed with its name at the Core. 2. Great Commission Centered
Bible Studies, classes, Sunday School, Youth groups and activities have in mind intentional places to further develop a disciple’s journey toward becoming ever more like Christ. 3. Ministry Driven
There is an expectation of active members of this congregation being involved – as the Holy Spirit leads – in a life of ministry, reaching out with the love of Christ to others through the tangible ministries that are or will be established. 4. Fostering Family
This congregation recognizes the gift of family. 5. Team Centered
Teams are not committees and everyone who practices a ministry within a team is a part of the team. The structure of every team is for the sake of the ministry of that team. 6. Collaborative
This Core Value calls upon all at every level to first and foremost seek to hold all things in common and to be willing to always seek collaboration with decisions, attitudes and directions. 7. Flexible
It is committed to the concept that we be able to adopt new ministries as they arise and allow old ministries to retire when their time is done. 8. Stewards
This congregation is committed to tangible stewardship. It commits eleven percent of its receipts to benevolence. It encourages others through living a life of intentional stewardship, recognizing that such stewardship can never be measured in terms of money, but in terms of commitment to the cause of Jesus Christ. 9. Interdependent
This congregation is deliberate with active participation of all its members in worship and worship leadership. 10. Responsible
This congregation respects the call of each member who is called to the holy priesthood of all believers. Recognizing the variety of gifts and the varying level of ability, we hold each other to mutual accountability for the sake of the mission of Jesus Christ through Word of God Lutheran church.
We believe and confess our faith in the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We trust and believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord.
We believe and confess that all human beings are sinners and that sinners are redeemed by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. God alone justifies human beings by faith in Christ – a faith that God creates through the message of the Gospel. As ambassadors for Christ, God uses us to speak His Word and build His kingdom.
About the Priesthood of Believers
We believe and confess that the Holy Spirit makes all who believe in Jesus Christ to be priests for service to others in Jesus’ name, and that God desires to make use of the spiritual gifts he has given through the priesthood of all believers.
About Mission and Ministry
We believe and confess that the Church is the assembly of believers called and gathered by God around Word and Sacrament, and that the mission and ministry of the Church is carried out within the context of individual congregations, which are able to work together locally and globally.
We accept the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired revealed Word of God, spoken in Law and Gospel, as the final authority for us in all matters of our proclamation, faith, and life without change or reinterpretation by any church authority.
About Marriage and Family
We uphold the Biblical norms and tradition for marriage and family.
Our church is traditionally grounded in the biblical witness. We are members of the LCMC and the NALC. Our congregation began in 2010 and mission is at the core of who we are.
Word of God Lutheran Church 4486 East Highway 34
Sharpsburg, GA 30277