WHO WE ARE

OUR IDENTITY

BIBLICALLY

and

CONFESSIONALLY 

CONSERVATIVE

As the right form of the Kingdom of God on earth, the congregation is both FREE in Christ and FREE from all external authorities, save for Christ’s Word and Spirit. 

Where God’s Word is faithfully proclaimed and prescribed, and by faith received and abided by; and, thus, where the Spirit is truly present and working, there is LIFE.

We are LUTHERAN in our theology by conviction and confession.

OUR MISSION

To Make and Shape Lifetime Disciples of Jesus Christ

(Matthew 28:20)

The Bible is the INSPIRED, INERRANT, and AUTHORITATIVE Word of God. It serves to instruct us in all matters of faith, life, and doctrine. 

The ancient Ecumenical Creeds, along with the Unaltered Augsburg Confession and Luther’s Small Catechism are faithful expositions of God’s Word and are useful tools for our instruction and edification in the one true faith. 

FREE

and

LIVING

LUTHERAN

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OUR VALUES

To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings. 

I Corinthians 9:22-23

ENGAGEMENT 

We believe we have been called to actively and intentionally engage the lost, that Christ and His Spirit might find an inroad to seek and save the lost. Engagement is what we endeavor to do both individually and congregationally.

EVANGELISM 

We believe, out of love for the lost, we are called to tell as many as will hear of the good news of salvation in Christ alone; that the Holy Spirit might work saving faith in them. 

So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome. 

The Righteous Shall Live by Faith. For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”

Romans 1:15-17

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 

 II Timothy 3:14-17

EDIFICATION 

We believe we are called to inform, instruct in, and work to strengthen the faith of Christ’s disciples. We believe this is accomplished, primarily, through the ministry of Word and Sacrament. 

ENCOURAGEMENT

We believe, as the body of Christ, we are called and blessed to join together to encourage one another in faith, love, and good works. 

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. 

Hebrews 10:24-25

OUR AFFILIATION

Established in 2019, Hope Free Lutheran of Killdeer, ND is a new church plant in west-central North Dakota and is a member of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations (AFLC).

 

Established in 1962 and headquartered in Plymouth, MN, the AFLC is a conservative Lutheran church body which is boasts of over 250 congregations across the United States. 

To learn more about the AFLC and our collective work, visit 

www.aflc.org

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