As Lutherans we hold to the essentials of the Christian faith: We believe that God in Trinity saves us by grace through a Spirit led faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that the whole of Scripture is our sole source and norm of all doctrine and teaching. We believe that the Church is the living body of Jesus Christ on earth, and that the congregations of our Synod walk together in doctrine and practice. Each congregation is locally governed, striving to create ministry that is culturally and contextually connected to their unique community. We believe in the giftedness of the priesthood of all believers and celebrate the unique ministry call of each and every Christian soul.
The Pacific Southwest District of the LCMS consists of 300 congregations and 150 schools in Southern California, Arizona and Southern Nevada. We are focused on planting new ministries, congregations and schools to meet the needs of our diverse communities with the love of Jesus Christ.
Organization Type: Denomination
Urban, Suburban, Rural, and Other (e.g. Online)
Characteristics of Partner Churches
Stance on Women in Ministry
Stance on Sexual Ethics
Liturgical and Contemporary