"Touched by the Gospel, We seek to be instruments of God's Peace for the sake of the world."

What We Believe


Prince of Peace is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). 

We belong to the North West Lower Michigan Synod

We believe that God loves you! Yes, you! No matter who you are, where you’re from, how you live, or what other people think of you, God loves you. And God’s grace and forgiveness are for you. As a free gift. You don’t have to do anything to earn it.



We believe God shows this extravagant love for humanity most clearly in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, which we read about in Scripture.

We believe God calls everyone who follows Jesus to share God’s abundant love with all people regardless of race, class, gender identity, sexuality, profession, physical or mental ability, political affiliation, or any other category we humans can devise. God’s love is for everyone. We don’t have to earn it, but we can respond to God’s love by sharing it with others: telling them about it with our words and showing it to them by our actions. 

The best way to learn more about what we believe is to participate in the life of our community by joining us for worship, study, service, and fellowship. 

We profess our faith in the historic words of the Apostles, Nicene, and Athanasian creeds. We preach and teach in accordance with scripture, these creeds, and the Lutheran Confessions. More information about the creeds and confessions is available here: https://www.elca.org/Faith/ELCA-Teaching/Scripture-Creeds-Confessions

Lutheran theology basics from elca.org

The ELCA confesses the Triune God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. In our preaching and teaching the ELCA trusts the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe. ELCA teaching or theology serves the proclamation and ministry of this faith. It does not have an answer for all questions, not even all religious questions. Teaching or theology prepares members to be witnesses in speech and in action of God’s rich mercy in Jesus Christ.