What we believe


Gethsemane is a confessional Lutheran Church, part of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.

  • In an age of anxiety, we believe that real peace comes from Jesus Christ. 
  • In an age of confusion, we believe that the Bible is the word of God, without error, and it will endure forever. 

  • In an age of doubt, we believe that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. 

  • In an age of guilt, we believe that Jesus died on the cross to remove the power of sin from our lives. 

  • In an age of hopelessness, we believe that Jesus rose physically from death – and so will we rise. 

  • In an age of skepticism, we believe that God is at work in the sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion. 

  • In an age of despair, we believe God’s promises to heal and transform us. 

  • In an age of violence, we believe that God calls us to embody his love in the world. 

  • In an age of constant change, we believe in the unchanging Holy Trinity — Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

Contact Pastor Roecker  for more information.