What We Believe
    King of Kings is a Member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS)
  • As a member of the WELS, King of Kings joins together with the other members of the synod with whom we share a common faith, united around God's Word.  In this joint ministry we are able to accomplish work which a single congregation would find difficult to achieve.  Examples of this joint ministry includes the training of pastors, teachers and staff ministers to serve in the church and schools of the synod; sending missionaries to spread the Gospel both in our own nation and around the world; and the production of materials which help us in our worship, personal devotion, and evangelism.
    We are a Christ-Preaching Church
  • We preach the crucified and risen Savior, Jesus Christ. Through his sufferings, death and resurrection, we have forgiveness for all of our sins and the gift of life forever in heaven.
    We are a Bible-Believing Church
  • We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, the only authority for Christian faith and life.
    We are a People-Caring Church
  • The WELS has congregations all across the United States, and carries out mission work throughout the world. King of Kings offers friendship, support, counsel, direction and love. Why? Because we care about other people – and that includes you!
    Want to Learn More? This is What We Believe
  • For those unfamiliar with our basic beliefs, WELS has prepared a document titled “This We Believe” that will be useful in understanding concepts such as sin and grace, the Triune God, and the deity of Christ.
    What Lutherans Teach
  • Nearly 500 years ago, the Christian church was corrupted by many false teachings. A man named Martin Luther led people back to the teachings of the Bible. His work, and that of his friends, is called the Reformation. Through Luther God restored the church to purity of doctrine and a new life of faith in Christ.

    The doctrines of the Lutheran Church are not new. They are the teachings of the Bible. Thus the Lutheran Church is not a new church. It is not a sect or cult. It is a church whose teaching is based on the words written by the prophets of the Old Testament and the apostles of the New Testament. The Bible tells us about Jesus Christ.

    The teachings of the Lutheran Church are those of the original, ancient church of the apostles and early Christians.

    Read more about What We Believe on topics like: God the Father, Creation, Sin, Redemption, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Prayer, Baptism, Holy Communion, and more. 

    Doctrinal Statements
  • As a synod we do not formulate doctrinal declarations on a regular basis. We believe that the Bible is the final authority in all matters of doctrine, that it is fully inspired by God and without error. The three ecumenical creeds, the primary creedal statements of historic Christianity, summarize well our faith. In addition, we wholeheartedly subscribe to the Lutheran Confessions (contained in the Book of Concord of 1580) because they are correct expositions of biblical truth. In essence, the Bible, the creeds, and the Lutheran Confessions all speak the same truth: we are declared to be right with God by his grace alone through faith in Jesus.

    Since our Christian and Evangelical Lutheran forefathers have left us such accurate and comprehensive doctrinal affirmations, we seldom feel the need to draft additional ones. But from time to time, issues arise that need to be clarified because they aren’t specifically addressed in other doctrinal statements. Sometimes those issues stem from differences between us and other church bodies, and sometimes they stem from differences between us and prevailing attitudes within our society as a whole.

    The following statements are doctrinal declarations that have been formally endorsed by our synod in the 20th century. Part of our Christian responsibility is to clarify the truth when confronted by questions, and to affirm the truth as an encouragement to those who struggle against falsehood. These doctrinal statements testify that our synod saw the need to set forth the truth in the face of controversy at various times in its history. We pray that members and non-members alike find them useful in better understanding what God’s Word says about critical issues of our time.

    Read more about our Doctrinal Statements including Church Fellowship, Ministry, Man and Woman Roles, Abortion, Scripture, and more.