Like a rudder sets a course for a ship, what a church believes determines its direction and destination. At the core of our faith is the belief that Jesus Christ is the Savior, and that through His death our relationship with God is reconciled and we have new life. This belief about Jesus steers our actions as a church. We also believe Jesus continually calls his followers to seek to grow in their relationship with Him. Followers of Jesus share five characteristics of a vital faith:
- Regular participation in worship.
- Daily devotion and personal prayer.
- Personal growth through Bible study and learning opportunities.
- Financially supporting the Kingdom of God by tithing.
- Sharing God’s love in mission and service to others.
Tierrasanta Lutheran Church in San Diego is a part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).