What We Believe
Trinity is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
Throughout the history of the Christian Church, errors have crept in challenging basic beliefs established in God's Word—including that Christ is true God and the concept of the Trinity, that God is in fact Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The early church fathers drafted creeds, or statements of belief, to clarify these biblical truths. As WELS Lutherans, we hold to three main creeds that have been the pillars of Christianity for centuries: the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed.
In the 16th century, Martin Luther and other reformers addressed the false teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. Luther came to see that sinners are saved by the grace of God as a result of Jesus Christ's perfect life and perfect death on the cross—not through any merit or effort of their own. Luther and others authored the six Lutheran confessions—to which we as WELS Lutherans still subscribe today because we believe they are a correct explanation of biblical truth.
Trinity has over 160 years of history in Crete. We love our Lord Jesus, and strive to live our lives to his glory. At Trinity, we believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. Based on the Scriptures, we proclaim Jesus Christ as the true Son of God and Savior of the world. God’s gift of salvation is given to all who believe in Jesus as their Savior.
Our Mission Statement: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, a family of believers, shares the gospel of Jesus Christ to nurture God's people and to reach out to bring others to Christ, all to glorify God.
Our Philosophy of Ministry is The Three Rs. To help us be effective (doing the right things) and efficient (doing things right) in carrying out our mission of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to nurture God's people and reach out to bring others to Christ, the ministries and programs developed and carried out at Trinity are:
Reverent - pointing people to Jesus
Our mission statement summarizes why we are “a place to come home to.” As a family of believers, we seek to reflect the love of Christ in all that we do – in our relationship with God, with each other, and with the community.