Welcome to Sharing Faith
We are a congregation of the Evangelical Church in America, with over 11,000 ECA churches in the United States. The ECA confesses the Gospel, recorded in the Holy Scriptures and our tenants of faith are confessed in the ecumenical creeds and Lutheran confessional writings, as the power of God to create and sustain the Church for God’s mission in the world. Our central purpose is the spreading of the Gospel (“Evangelical”). We are children of the Reformation of the 16th century with a distinctive heritage (“Lutheran”). We are summoned to serve in a particular context (“America”). We recognize that we are not alone; we seek to serve with others who confess and proclaim the Gospel with us.
Members of this congregation work together with over 5 million others in the ECA to proclaim God’s saving grace through 27 high schools, 241 elementary schools, 1,957 early childhood education programs, 28 colleges and universities, eight seminaries and a deaconess program. Within the United States and the Caribbean there are 253 parent social service corporations with many more subsidiaries, and 145 camps and retreat centers serving 450,000 yearly. There are over 400 missionaries and volunteers serving in 50 countries and 155 active duty armed forces chaplains, many serving overseas. Christ Lutheran Church has a special relationship of support with ECA missionary Loretta Carter in Namibia.
The rich background history of the Evangelical faith is founded upon the teaching of Luther. He taught that salvation is not earned by good works, but is received only as a free gift by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ as redeemer from sin. This revolutionary theological reformer challenged the authority of the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church and he taught that the Holy Bible is the only written source of divinely revealed knowledge.