When Martin Luther sparked the Reformation of the Roman Catholic Church in Europe during the 16th century, he emphasized that all Christians should learn to read and study the Bible. Luther translated the New Testament into the everyday German language for all to read. Luther wrote the Catechism to help pastors and parents teach the children about what it means to be a Christian.
As Lutherans, we emphasize education and the study of Holy Scripture. At Divinity you will find Monday evening and Wednesday morning Adult Bible Studies, 10:00am Sunday School for all ages including adults, women's group studies, and other opportunities to learn more about what we believe.
Luther summed up what we believe by quoting St. Paul in Ephesians - "We are saved by God's grace through our faith in Jesus Christ."
Luther wrote, "Faith is God's work in us. It changes us and makes us to be born anew of God. This faith is a living, busy, active, mighty thing. It is impossible for it not to be doing good works incessantly."
Divinity is a faithful congregation of people that responds to our faith in Christ by serving others in our congregation, in our Cuyahoga County community, and in our world. We provide limitless opportunities to serve others through our Divinity and ELCA ministries.
Lutherans believe that we are called to be the Body of Christ in our world today.