And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:18-20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
We love visitors at Black Forest Lutheran Church and greet each one with an open hand, a smile and a generous welcome.
We periodically offer a course called Alpha for non-believers, new believers or those who just need a spiritual refresh.
New members are also welcomed with open arms. Three times a year new member classes are held during the Sunday School hour to share our Lutheran beliefs, meet members of our church leadership and to share details about Black Forest Lutheran Church.
We at Black Forest Lutheran Church strive to follow Jesus every day and to do as He commanded. Our members are encouraged to develop a deep, personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, through prayer, study of His Word and fellowship with other believers. Through that personal relationship with Jesus Christ each of us are able to become disciples of the living Lord.
Classes are offered to help us become more effective disciples by digging deeper into specific books of the Bible. Beginning in the fall of 2016 Pastor Ken Hohag will walk us through books of the Bible that will strengthen not only our knowledge but our understanding about how the Lord can shape lives.
Black Forest Lutheran Church also has a significant outreach into the community and other parts of the world through our benevolence efforts and missionary support.
God has led us to support several critical ministries like those of Pastor Didi Panzo in The Democratic Republic of Congo, Oromo Evangelical Church in Denver, Colorado, Iglesia Cristiana San Pedro in Miami, FL and Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey in El Paso, Texas. We are blessed to be able to encourage them through prayer and financial support.
Through these efforts Black Forest Lutheran Church is able to help spread the Word of Christ to the Local, Regional, and Global Communities.