What We Believe

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America is a Christian denomination, founded on the Bible. The denomination confirms the Apostles’ and Nicene Creed, is strengthened through traditions, and professes salvation through Christ alone, by grace alone, in faith alone.
The ELCA believes that together in Christ Jesus we are freed by grace to live faithfully, witness boldly and serve joyfully. Our values are grounded in faith, in our biblical and Lutheran confessional sources and our love of God and neighbor. They speak to the way this church lives and practices our faith, and they will guide how we journey forward in Christ as church together.
When Lutherans talk about faith, we are talking about the relationship God’s Holy Spirit creates with us. It’s a relationship where God’s promise of steadfast love and mercy in Jesus opens us to a life of bold trust in God and joyful, generous service to everyone we know and meet in daily life.


Watford City Area Lutheran Parish - ELCA
The Congregations of First, Banks and Garden
First Lutheran - Church & Office:  212 2nd St NW
PO Box 441 - Watford City, ND 58854 - 701-444-3244
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