What We Believe


Latin words in colors: Sola Gratia, grace alone; Sola Fide, Faith alone; Sola Scriptura, Scripture Alone

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 seek and to save the lost.

Scripture alone

The Bible is God’s inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals salvation through Jesus Christ.  It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.

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 us.  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.


Luther’s Small Catechism (German: Der Kleine Katechismus)

Martin Luther wrote and published the Small Catechism in 1529 for the training of children. We use this during our Confirmation class, in order to build strong, faithful believers.

Luther’s Small Catechism includes explanations of the Ten Commandments, the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, the Office of the Keys and Confession and the Sacrament of the Eucharist. The Book of Concord includes the Small Catechism as an authoritative statement of what Lutherans believe. The Lutheran churches widely use the Small Catechism today as part of youth education and Confirmation.

Mt. Olive Lutheran Church Constitution and Bylaws

Photo of the A-frame Sanctuary showing the LCMS Cross

Mt. Olive Mission Statement:

To develop devoted disciples by reaching, building and sending 

Click below for 12 teaching lessons from Pastor Ken titled, “How to Become a Reaching, Building and Sending church.” These messages go through the steps necessary to live out our mission statement.

Mission Statement Sermon series