What We Believe
Olivet Lutheran Church is a Christian community gathered around God’s Word of Love and Acceptance. Only sinners are welcome here, a.k.a., everyone. We are centered in the Grace of God revealed in Jesus Christ. We believe God created everything, and it was good. Sin, brokenness, selfishness and separation broke the good Creation. God wants to overcome the brokenness, and in Jesus, became human. Jesus lived, loved, taught, laughed, cried, healed, performed miracles, suffered and died an innocent death. Jesus did it for us, because he loves us. He conquered death and rose from the grave.
Now, God’s Holy Spirit is with us and calls us to follow in the Way of Jesus. We sinners are made saints by God’s Love and Acceptance. The people of Olivet seek to live like we believe it, that we’re changed and set on a path to share this Love with the world.
We’re not perfect. Each of us carries a burden of brokenness in some way, shape or form. We make mistakes, we err, we sin. This is not what God wants from us, yet Grace means this does not exclude us from God’s Love, either. Jesus forgives us, heals us, dusts us off, and sets us back on a new path each and every day. Our lives, then, are lived in gratitude for this Gift.
Situated in the geographical center of the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo area, our building serves as a gathering place for worship, fellowship, learning, service, care and nurture. From here we’re sent to carry Good News in our jobs, families, neighborhoods and communities.