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Purpose Statement and Guiding Principles

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Statement of Purpose: C4.01.

The Church is a people created by God in Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, called and sent to bear witness to God’s creative, redeeming, and sanctifying activity in the world.

Mission Statement According to the Church Constitution: C4.05.01.

Holy Cross is the people of God, called by the Holy Spirit, committed to live with God, our Father and His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

We are a united family dedicated to reaching out and providing opportunity through worship, witness, education, and service.

Come grow with us in faith, love, and commitment to God our Father and in loving service to all people.


Holy Cross Lutheran Church Statement of Purpose

Transforming the world and ourselves together in community, fellowship, and faith

Guiding Principles:

  • Jesus is Lord and Savior
  • All are welcome – welcome everyone
  • All are God’s beloved children
  • Sharing God’s gifts
  • Always put God first
  • Listen to the Spirit and follow with action
  • Be good stewards and care for all of creation