Core Values

The fundamental beliefs about what is crucial to the life of ALCS and our staff, and guiding principles that inform our behaviors and actions:

  • Grace Alone... God saves us through Jesus because of His mercy and graciousness towards us not because of anything we do or can do. Grace alone is our only hope.
  • Freedom...  by God’s Grace; freedom to use whatever gifts given us to faithfully serve God and others.
  • Teaching... we are committed to our calling to teach the truth found in God’s Word.
  • Uniqueness... appreciation for and utilization of the diverse collection of talents, backgrounds and experience among our staff, our church body and the community.
  • Connecting... cultivating relationships to know the power of Christ’s resurrection.
  • Fellowship... being attentive and present to the needs of others.

Statement of Beliefs

We believe that the only true God is the Triune God; one God made of three distinct and separate persons.

  • The Father, who creates and preserves all things. (Hebrews 11:1-3)
  • The Son, who redeems the world by His death and resurrection. (John 3:16, John  5:39; Acts 4:12)
  • The Holy Spirit, who brings and keeps people in saving faith in Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:3)

We believe that God desires all people to be saved and know the truth.

  • God loves all people and wants them to come to love Him and each other. (Ezekiel 33:11; 1Timothy 2:3,4; 2 Peter 3:9; 1 John 4:16)
  • We are sinful at birth, alienated from God, and must be born again in faith. (John 3:1-8; Romans 3:23; Colossians 1:21; Ephesians 2:1-5)

We believe that God so loved people that He sent His only Son Jesus to rescue us from our lost condition.

  • Jesus Christ is both God and man. (1 Timothy 2:5-6; Colossians 2:8,9)
  • Jesus gave His life as the perfect sacrifice for our sins, resulting in our forgiveness and acceptance before God the Father. (Isaiah 53:5; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
  • Those who believe and are baptized will be saved. (Mark 16:16; Romans 10:9,10)

We believe that the Holy Spirit brings us to and keeps us in saving faith through God’s Word, Holy Baptism and The Lord’s Supper.

  • We cannot believe in Jesus or come to Him without the assistance of the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:3)
  • God’s Word is true, powerful and has the ability to change lives. (Romans 10:17; 2 Timothy 3:14-16; Hebrews 4:12)
  • Through baptism the Holy Spirit offers all people new life, and makes us God’s children. (John 1:12,13; John 3:1-8; Titus 3:5; Acts 2:38)
  • In Holy Communion, Jesus offers believers His body and blood under forms of bread and wine for Christians to eat and drink. (1Corinthians 10:16,17)
  • In Holy Communion God offers believers the forgiveness of sins and increases the depth of their faith.   (Matthew 26:27,28; John 6:54-58; 1 Corinthians 11::26)

We believe that through the church God equips and empowers believers to serve Him by serving others and sharing the good news about Jesus.

  • God has uniquely gifted each person to do good works which He expects His children to do. (Matthew 25:34-40; 1 Peter 4:10; Romans 12:3-21)
  • It is not good for people to live in isolation.  God intends for us to share His love with nonbelievers and believers alike through intentional relationships.  (Genesis 2:18; Galatians 6:9,10; Hebrews 10:25)
  • The Christian faith is best lived in close relationships with other people ~ i.e. Small Groups. (Proverbs 27:17; Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:9-13)
  • Our greatest purpose in life is to bring others into a saving relationship with Jesus their Savior. (Matthew 28:19,20; John 20:30,31)

 

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Ascension Lutheran Church and School

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Tucson, AZ 85704

 

 

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