Our Mission

David Evangelical Lutheran Church is a community of people who have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Our mission is to reflect His will for His people, and His love for all people, by...

  • Intentionally striving to spread the Lord's love and give witness to His Word in caring and compassionate ways to the unchurched and needy; and to the children enrolled in our Christian Preschool program;

  • Inviting (through a variety of means) the unchurched -- both of the community around us, and those enrolled in our Christian Preschool program -- to become a part of our Christian fellowship;

  • Providing our church as a place where people can come together to experience the support of fellow Christians;

  • Nurturing the leadership capacities of our members in being servants of the Lord, and enabling each individual to discover and use his/her gifts; and...

  • Developing spiritual growth through the study of God's Word, and providing opportunities for all ages within our congregation to put our faith into practice.

Our Vision Statement

When we think of Mission, we think about what we are called by God to do. For David Evangelical Lutheran Church, that mission is summed up in the phrase: Know Christ, Make Christ Known.

When we think of Vision, we think about who we are called by God to be. After careful prayer and discernment, the following Vision Statement reflects that identity. It tells us not only who we are now but who God sees us becoming – God’s divine image of David Evangelical Lutheran Church. It is by continuing to study, pray over and act upon this Vision Statement that we will more fully become the church God created us to be:

I dream of a place where God
Gathers us together in the presence of the Holy Spirit
Using our gifts in joyful service,
Cultivating our trust in Him,
Leading us in spiritual growth and
Empowering us to Make Christ Known.
— *Affirmed by the congregation, November 2013

Core Values

Our foundation is the Bible, the Word of God that is centered on the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.

  • We study God's Word.

  • The Bible is the basis for all teaching and preaching.

  • All decisions for ministry attempt to reflect God's inspired word for our lives.

Every person is a child of God.

  • God's love is unconditional.

  • God accepts people as they are.

  • Every person is at a different place in his or her faith journey.

  • We seek to welcome others as Jesus did.

We are called to share the Gospel and to grow the church.

  • Every Christian has a unique calling to share the faith as a member of the "priesthood of all believers."

  • We work to reach out to the unchurched.

  • We seek to nurture our youth as a vital part of the church today and in the future.

  • We seek to welcome new people into our family of faith.

Worshiping God as a church community is the primary expression of our faith.

  • We value regular worship opportunities.

  • We uphold the importance of the Word of God in our worship, along with the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.

  • We value worship that is faithful to our Lutheran tradition but maintains relevance to our community and culture

As a church, we are called to be a caring community.

  • We seek the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of our members and others outside our walls.

  • We seek fellowship opportunities to strengthen our community of faith.

  • We seek ways to be in Christian service to one another and God's creation.

The Gospel changes lives.

  • We will be different in our family, vocation and community because of our faith.

  • Our spiritual development is a life long journey. We will be challenged, comforted and shaped along the way.

  • We work to forgive, strengthen, and support those who work alongside of us to communicate God's love.

  • We strive to see the world through the lens of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.