Fishers of Men Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Texas District of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. We believe that the Bible is the inerrant and inspired Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16). We also believe in the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Father has created all that is and He has created us in His image and still watches over and preserves His creation.
The Son, Jesus Christ, is both God and Human. His mission was to reach fallen humanity and reunite them with God in a true and living relationship. (Romans 3:23-24)
The Holy Spirit creates faith within people – a faith that trusts God day by day for everything (temporal and eternal); a faith that believes that Jesus Christ has rescued us and gives us the gift of life with God here and forever in heaven.
We believe that Holy Baptism is a gift from God where, through water and the Word, He declares us to be His children (Acts 2:38-39). This gift is for all people of all nations, whether young (including infants) or old, rich or poor, weak or strong in faith.
Holy Communion is one of God’s greatest gifts to us! Through this means of grace God assures our sins are forgiven and our faith is strengthened. We believe in the Real Presence of Christ, that with the bread and wine, we receive His true body and blood. To properly receive this Sacrament we rely on the scriptures (1 Corinthians 11:27-29). First, we examine ourselves; admitting our sins and turning from them. Second, we recognize the Lord’s Body and Blood in and under the earthly elements. We take Jesus at His word (“This is My Body…this is my Blood shed for you…”) and trust we will receive what He promises. All who believe in Jesus as Savior and take these steps are welcome to commune with us. If you are not communing and desire a blessing from the Lord, please signal that by folding your hands as you come forward. The center ring of individual cups contains non-alcoholic wine, and gluten free wafers are available upon request.
We believe in Confirmation which is a ceremony, begun by Christians. At that time young teenagers or adults confirm the faith of their Baptism in a public worship setting.
Most importantly, we believe that Christians are called not to condemn the world, but to hold out the word of life through the sharing of the Gospel. (Philippians 2:16) We show mercy to others as Jesus did, that all people might come to know God as a merciful Father who sent His only Son that we might not perish, but have eternal life! (John 3:16)
A Lutheran is a Christian who accepts and shares the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three phases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.
Grace Alone: Even though we are sinful and do not deserve His love, God loves all people of the world and sent Jesus, His Son, to die in our place as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Our salvation is entirely a free gift of grace from God and not our own doing, God’s grace is all unearned. (Ephesians 2:4-5)
Faith Alone: By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Jesus Christ defeated death and rose again on the third day. Those who hear and believe this Good News by faith have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Scripture Alone: The Bible is God’s inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine. (2 Timothy 3:15-17)
We confess and hold to the three universally held creeds (formal statements of faith): The Apostles’ Creed, Nicene Creed, and Athanasian Creed.
Our church is a Teaching Congregation:
A Church that Worships regularly, often and in various ways. Pastors and congregational members are actively involved in WORSHIP.
A Church that shows commitment to Christian education through our Christian preschool and adult education programs. We have a wide range of educational opportunities for people of all ages: pre-school through adult.
A Church that takes seriously our responsibility to CARE for others with the love of God in Jesus Christ within and beyond our congregation. This is demonstrated through many caring ministries and activities from our youth group to our Stephen Ministry.
A Church that reaches out to people with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We are involved in local missions, such as LINC-Houston, various national mission trips and internationally through our support of Jehovah-Jireh church in India.
For more information on these beliefs, please contact us.