A Living Savior Story
Learn a little bit about Living Savior, that new church in Blair.
Living Savior Lutheran is a mission church—also called a “church-plant”—located north of Omaha in Blair, Nebraska. Our goal is to bring a new flavor of Lutheran to a town that is already historically known for its Lutheran heritage. Our prayer is that by God’s grace, many who don’t have a church to call home will learn to call Living Savior that home.
Our mission is this: to praise Christ in worship, to learn Christ in study, and to serve Christ in community. While we do not begin formal worship for a few months, we continue to meet with each other as we organize and encourage one another. Please feel free to email Pastor Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org or to call/text him at (402)669-8215.
what we believe:
- We believe that real peace comes from Jesus.
- We believe that real truth is found in the Bible without error.
- We believe in the Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- We believe that God created the heavens and the earth.
- We believe that Jesus was born of a virgin mother named Mary.
- We believe that Jesus suffered and died to pay for our sins.
- We believe that Jesus rose again and destroyed death.
- We believe that Jesus rules all things for the good of his people.
- We believe that we become God's children through baptism.
- We believe that God strengthens us with his own body and blood in the Lord's Supper.
- We believe that Christ will return on Judgment Day.
- We believe that believers will live forever with him in heaven.
Living Savior is a mission supported by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). The synod is headquartered in Milwaukee, but its ministry branches across the globe. This Lutheran body began in 1850 and currently serves hundreds of thousands of Christians in North America and across both its oceans!
The most important aspect of our heritage, though, is Scripture. We cannot emphasize enough how vital it is that we listen to God's Word as he reveals it in the Bible. We don't need to change, adjust, or tamper with its message as so many others have done in modern times. It's perfect as is!
We also hold to the Lutheran Confessions, not as though they are equal to Scripture, but because they provide an accurate summary of what Scripture says concerning many areas of its teaching. These documents were written and collected in the 16th Century during the Protestant Reformation in Germany. Although life in the 2000s is vastly different than 500 years ago, God's Word remains the same forever. His grace, love, and redemption of mankind found in Scriptures are just as useful and relevant today! We seek to honor the past as we share that life-giving message in the present for our eternal futures.