About Grace Lutheran & LCMS
Grace Lutheran School is operated by Grace Lutheran Church of Brenham, Missouri-Synod. The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) is a denomination that confesses the historic, orthodox Christian faith, a faith built on “the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone” (Eph. 2:20).
Today, the LCMS has nearly 2 million baptized members in more than 6,000 congregations and some 9,000 pastors. Two seminaries and nine colleges and universities operate under the auspices of the LCMS, and its congregations operate the largest Protestant parochial school system in America. (www.lcms.org)
Belief and Practice
With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God:
the Father, creator of all that exists;
Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan;
the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God’s Word and Sacraments.
The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.
We accept and preach the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.
Sola Gratia - Grace Alone
God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.
Sola Fide - Faith Alone
By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.
Sola Scriptura - Scripture Alone
The Bible is God’s inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.
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that Christian education is an essential function of the Church and that elementary and early childhood education are the most important agencies in Christian education other than the home;
that education supplements the religious training within the home, and, in some situations, is the main source of training through which the child learns of Jesus Christ his Savior;
that educational programs follow the directive of Jesus, the second person of the Holy Trinity, as He said, "Teach them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you," and thus make Him the focal point of the educational process;
that our educational programs are provided as a mission agency within the community;
that all that we teach and practice must be in agreement with the Holy Scriptures and the Confessions as accepted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church and professed by the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod;
that, empowered by the Holy Spirit working through God's Word and viewing each child with respect to the Gospel, our concern must be for the total development of the child: spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, socially, and physically.
that the uniqueness of our school lies to a great extent with the theological training of our teachers and the consecration with which they address themselves to their task;
that only the grace of God enables us to live and serve Him throughout our earthly pilgrimage and keeps us in the one true faith until we depart this life and enter into His kingdom of glory in heaven.