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.
Coltin serves as our part-time youth worker. He leads our Wednesday night youth group meetings, plans other events, and seeks to disciple our youth by building relationships with them outside of regular church activities.
Coltin also works as a farrier (horse-shoer), and enjoys hunting and carpentry. He is always finding new hobbies.
Coltin and Reba graduated from the Free Lutheran Bible College in 2021. They got married that summer, and soon moved to Laurel for Coltin to serve at United Lutheran. They both grew up in the Pittsburgh area.