Who Is Peace?
What does the word “church” mean to you?
For us at Peace Lutheran Church it means “people.” To be surrounded by people equally in need of and equally fulfilled by the grace of God.
For us it means “peace.” To know that the peace Jesus won for us on the cross exists despite our mistakes and faults and will continue to be ours forever.
For us it means “mission.” To live to gather, grow, and go with the one source of meaningful lasting truth in this world: the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
With these definitions of “church” in mind, a handful of local Christians began the ministry of Peace in the south Gilbert and Chandler areas in the summer of 2013. This ministry was formed in partnership with our national church body, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). It was in April of 2014 that Peace Lutheran Church opened its doors for public worship, and the people of Peace have enjoyed what “church” can really mean ever since.
Peace Lutheran Church may be a young church, but we believe “church” can mean the same to you as it does to us. Please plan a visit with us on any Sunday at 9:30 am or contact Pastor Mark to learn more about how you can grow with God and others at Peace. You are also welcome to check out our “opportunities” page to explore some aspects of our ministry for yourself.
We hope to have the opportunity to get to know you better and for you to get know the peace of Jesus better soon!
What we Believe
What We Believe and Teach
Holy Scripture is the inspired Word of God and without error. The only True God is the Triune God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Humankind is totally corrupt, dead in sin and doomed to condemnation. God, out of love, took pity on us and sent his Son to be our Savior. Jesus Christ became true man, by virgin birth. He lived and died for us and in this way set us free from our sin. God the Holy Spirit uses the Good News of this message to create faith and change lives.
Our National Church Body
Peace Lutheran Church is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Churches in the WELS work together to carry out mission work, train workers for ministry, and administer aid and relief. We are thankful to be united with the rest of this national church body in our beliefs as explained here. Follow the links for more details about the WELS and for other helpful resources.
Our Christian Heritage
Peace Lutheran Church follows the Bible first and foremost. We find that the teachings of the Bible are well represented in the Lutheran Confessions (or here). These documents were prepared in the 16th century during the Protestant Reformation of which Martin Luther was a prominent leader. Undeniably, life is not the same today as it was in Germany in the 1500’s, but fortunately for all of us, God remains the same forever. Therefore, the truths of grace, love, redemption, and the practical wisdom for life that God has given us through his Word are just as real and useful as they were when Christians 500 years ago sat down to summarize them so that God’s people could see them more clearly.
LDS and Have Questions?
If you’re part of the LDS church or you know someone who is, there’s a good chance you’ve asked the question, “What’s the difference between Mormonism and Christianity?” We invite you to explore the website beyeperfect.org in order to learn more about these differences. You’ll notice the differences are indeed important. Jesus won for us complete and sure forgiveness of sins, and so Christians may live in true peace with God and with the confident hope of Heaven. Please contact us so we can personally tell you more about your own complete forgiveness and certain hope.