What We Believe

For over one hundred years this congregation has faithfully proclaimed the good news of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. If you are considering Trinity as your church home, or are just interested in knowing more, here are some of our core beliefs along with scripture references for you to consult.

Core Beliefs

At Trinity Lutheran Church we believe:

  • That God is one Being expressed in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; also known as the Triune God (Matthew 28:19).
  • That Jesus is truly God and truly man (John 1:14).
  • That God so loved the world that He sent Jesus, His one and only Son to die on the cross for our sin, that whoever believes in Him might experience the remission of sin and the gift of eternal life (John 3:16).
  • That the Holy Spirit brings gifts to sinful mankind through the ‘means of grace;’ namely, God’s Holy Word and His sacraments (Romans 10:17, 1 John 1:7, Titus 3:5-7).
  • That the Bible is the Word of God inspired by the Holy Spirit as He moved men to write it. The Bible is without error, true in all parts and completely trustworthy for all of life (2 Peter 1:21).
  • That there are two sacraments; namely Holy Baptism and the Sacrament of the Altar. In baptism God washes away our sin and joins us to the Body of Christ (Acts 2:28-39). In the Sacrament of the Altar we receive the true body and blood of Jesus Christ in, under, and with the bread and wine for the forgiveness of sins and the strengthening of our faith (Matthew 26:26-28).

As a part of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, Trinity Lutheran Church of Greeley holds fast to the doctrines and beliefs of our synod. 

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Receiving Communion

We believe the sacrament of Holy Communion is a gift of Christ to His Church. We celebrate this sacrament on the second, fourth, and fifth Sundays of every month and encourage all non-communing children to accompany their parents for a personal blessing. However, we ask all who receive this gift to first examine themselves concerning matters of Biblical faith and Godly living according to First Corinthians 11:28: “A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.” Consider these questions before partaking:

  • Do I believe I am a sinner without hope of eternal life except for God’s mercy offered through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ?
  • Do I repent of my sins in thought, speech, and behavior?
  • Do I believe Jesus Christ is God’s Son and my personal Savior?
  • Do I believe Jesus is personally and physically present with His body and blood in this sacrament?
  • Do I desire to live a life pleasing to God by the power of the Holy Spirit and the instruction of His Word?

Your “Yes!” to these questions affirms a common faith with confirmed Lutheran Christians and is your invitation to the Lord’s Table of Holy Communion.