The Ministry Of The Lutheran Faith
WHAT WE BELIEVE
In 1529, Martin Luther published a series of articles explaining the statements
that define the Christian faith. In his conversation with people in the towns around his home, he learned that
the storms of life had left them "in the dark." They needed some guidance to navigate daily living. This
series of articles was soon gathered into a booklet and given the name "Luther's Small Catechism." It was
designed to help families learn and understand the life-giving truths found in the Ten Commandments, the
Apostles Creed, the Lord's Prayer and the Sacraments. There are several
options available for acquiring article content.
- Visit The Book of Concord to study the complete Lutheran Confessions which is the document
of our expression of our faith which rises out of the Holy Scriptures.
- Visit Essential Questions to read about Christianity and Lutheranism.
About the Evangelical
Lutheran Church in America :
The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with more than 3.7 million members in
more than 9,300 congregations across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region. Known as the church of "God's work.
Our hands," the ELCA emphasizes the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, unity among Christians and
service in the world. The ELCA's roots are in the writings of the German church reformer, Martin
For information contact:
Candice Hill Buchbinder
773-380-2877 or Candice.HillBuchbinder@ELCA.org