Who We Are
It should go without saying, but the Christian faith is really about Christ. At United Lutheran, we want to be Christ-focused in all we do. Our worship service is designed to draw our attention to Jesus. Our sermons and Bible studies teach how all Scripture points to Jesus. We trust in Jesus daily for forgiveness and rely on His power to help us live for Him. We want to help people in Laurel and around the world to know Jesus as their savior.
Our congregation is Word-centered. We believe the whole Bible is inspired by God, so it is inerrant (without error). It is our final authority, because God's truth does not change to fit into our culture. Our worship service is filled with Scripture, and the sermon is firmly based on Scripture. We also offer several opportunities throughout the week to study God's Word together with our church family. Ultimately, we study God's Word to grow closer to our savior, Jesus Christ!
Jesus referred to His followers as his family. Throughout the New Testament, Christians called one another "Brethren." As a church family, we grow together in our love for God and for one another. We have lots of gifted people in our family, so it is fun to work together as we serve one another and serve the Laurel community. We love to welcome new people into our family, so come check us out on a Sunday. We can't wait to see you!
To be a Christ-focused, Word-centered family who passes the Gospel from generation to generation and neighbor to neighbor.
At United Lutheran Church, we believe that the Bible was inspired by God, and therefore, it is inerrant (without error). The Bible is the final authority for what we believe and how we live our lives. It shows us our sin against God and tells of His incredible plan to save us through Jesus!
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One of my favorite things about being a pastor is helping people to better understand what Christ has done for them. Jesus didn't die to just help us be better people and hope that God will accept us. No, Jesus died and rose again to completely take the punishment that you deserve for your rebellion against God. Those who trust in Jesus are perfectly accepted by God - not because we are perfect, but because Jesus was perfect for us! Isn't that incredible! (see Colossians 1:21-22)
Understanding that good news of the Gospel should make a difference in nearly every part of our lives! As a pastor, I get excited to preach God's Word, because I believe that it truly does apply to our lives today.
Another thing I love about being a pastor is that I get "to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ..." (Ephesians 4:12). My job isn't to do all the ministry for our church. My job is to equip our members to live for Jesus at church, in their families, at their workplaces, and in our community.
If you have any questions about our church, I would love to answer them.
Pastor Matt Quanbeck
United Lutheran Church belongs to the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations. The AFLC emphasizes the inerrancy of God's Word and that the local church congregation is the right form of the Kingdom of God on earth. It holds to the Apostles', the Nicene, and the Athanasian Creeds; Luther's Small Catechism and the unaltered Augsburg Confession as faithful explanations of the truths of Scripture. Learn more about the AFLC here.