Why the name “Galilean?” It all has to do with Jesus. Jesus grew up in the city of Nazareth, in a region known as “Galilee” (Luke 2:39-40). It was by the Sea of Galilee that Jesus called his first disciples (Mark 1:14-20).
Throughout the Gospels, Jesus taught and healed in Galilee; and it was on the Sea of Galilee that Jesus calmed the raging storm (Matthew 8:23-27). Our symbol (the boat with the cross of Christ in the center) and our name (Galilean Lutheran Church) are statements of faith.
Whether we encounter smooth sailing or stormy seas on our journey through life, we follow the Galilean named Jesus, trusting that He is in the boat with us.
To engage our community with the amazing love and grace of God, so that all may become committed followers of Christ.
OUR CORE VALUES
Growing and caring together
Living the amazing love and grace of God we will seek deeper relationships with each other through Christ by worship, Bible study, prayer and fellowship within a family atmosphere.
Mission Beyond Self
Living the amazing love and grace of God we will provide opportunities and innovation to experience and to share God’s love with others through our time and resources.
Youth – Our Present and Future
Living the amazing love and grace of God we will welcome, recognize and nurture youth by supporting their activities and lifelong relationship with God and others.
OUR CORE BELIEFS
We confess the triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in Christ alone – there are no others.
We live by grace alone – from there our works begin.
We believe in the word and sacrament of Christ.
We believe in the priesthood of all believers – we are all are ministers.
We embrace the Lutheran Confessions – doctrine guides us.
IT’S GOOD TO BE LUTHERAN
We are a people claimed, named, gathered and sent by the Triune God. This one God comes to us in the Trinity, God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We are a community of faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through Christ alone there is forgiveness of sins, life (now and eternal) and salvation.
We live in the grace of God through faith in Jesus who died on the cross and rose for us. It is through grace that we first experience God’s love for all people. God’s gift of grace saves us which gives us hope in this life and the promise of eternal life with God.
We are a Word-and-Sacrament people who gather to hear and study God’s word. We are welcomed by baptism and fed at the Lord’s Table.
We are all once and at the same time saint and sinner. Still, we are all called to be ministers (a priesthood of all believers) who share the Good News of Jesus to all.
We are an Easter people who live in the cross of Jesus and his resurrection.