As a community, we are called to minister to all the people of the world. Though our world is a place of alienation and brokenness, Christ calls us to reconciliation and wholeness.
We believe that we are a welcoming place and we affirm with the Apostle Paul that in Christ “there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female”. (Galatians 3:28) We also recognize the need to proclaim openly that the gospel is God’s gift to all people to be shared unconditionally.
God’s gospel will be shared at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, member of the ELCA, without regard to age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, financial or family status, physical or mental abilities. A diverse congregation will enrich, nurture, and challenge our life and ministry as we grow together in the body of Christ.
First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Centerville is a Reconciling in Christ congregation.